Horwich Town Council

Your Council

Horwich in Bloom

Horwich Community Centre
A centre for use by the whole community at an affordable price. Please visit the special Community Centre page on this site.


Horwich Town Guide
FREE quality publication with a wealth of useful information including a Parish map with index. Available from Horwich Community Centre and Heritage Centre, the Library and the Clinic and many outlets in the town centre and at Middlebrook.


Christmas Lighting Scheme
Decorative scheme that really brightens up the town centre. Don't miss the lighting of the Civic Christmas Tree and carol service that takes place at the roundabout near the Crown Hotel at 6 pm on the first Friday in December.


Sponsorship & Grants
The Town Council is the major sponsor of Horwich Festival of Racing, Horwich Carnival & Horwich Heritage, as well as providing small grants to a wide variety of voluntary, community, supporting & sporting organisations twice each year. There are also special grants available for schemes to benefit 0 to 25 year olds, as well as help available to pay for accommodation at Horwich Community Centre.

You can download the grant application form below.


Environment
The Council encourages an interest in the environment through the annual Horwich in Bloom competition along with the Flower Fruit and Vegetable Show & it also funds the planting of the town centre flower troughs. The Council employs a part time street cleaner to keep the streets in the town centre litter free and also supplies dog waste bags free of charge to local dog owners – available from Horwich Community Centre.

You can download the Horwich In Bloom and Horwich Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Show application forms below.


Civic Pride
Pride in our town is very important. The Town Council has provided distinctive pictorial boundary signs to welcome residents and visitors to our boundaries.


Public Benches
The 'celebration benches' outside of the Public Hall were specially designed to reflect our history and surroundings - look out for the tribute to our past railway and cotton industries, and the red rose of Lancashire and the tower on Rivington Pike.


Civic Award
The Horwich Civic Award is given to people who have given great service over many years to the people of Horwich. The awards are made every two years and the next civic medals will be awarded in 2017.


Comemorative Plaques
Distinctive green commemorative plaques, forming a Heritage Trail, have been placed on buildings with either a historical significance or an association with a prominent citizen.


Town Mayor
The Town Mayor is always kept really busy - opening shows and exhibitions, visiting our schools and churches and congratulating local couples celebrating their Golden, Diamond or Platinum wedding anniversaries or even helping to celebrate 100th birthdays!


Remembrance Service


Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service
We pay for the band, produce the order of service sheets for the Service of Remembrance and publicise it.


Planning
Horwich Town Council has opted to be consulted about all planning applications in the Parish of Horwich (the whole of Horwich & part of Lostock). Members of the public affected by applications and applicants are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the Planning Committee and may speak against or in support of an application. The Town Council's recommendation is then given to Bolton Council for the final decision to be made.


Newsletter
Connection is our informative newsletter produced every quarter and circulated widely throughout the town.


Website
www.howich.gov.uk is our much acclaimed website full of interesting facts and information about our busy town for both residents and visitors, attractively presented to draw people to visit. The 'Events Diary' page provides free publicity for events organised by voluntary and community organisations.


The public are very welcome to attend all meetings of the Town Council and may also speak about anything over which the Town Council has power or interest. Certain rules apply about speaking, so we would recommend that you contact the Town Clerk who will be pleased to explain fully.


Horwich Town Council is committed to the principles of Equality and Diversity.