Westhoughton Community Network

group for and run by community groups in Westhoughton

Westhoughton Community Hub The Hub at Westhoughton


The former Community College was taken over by Westhoughton Vision in 2017 with the support of Bolton Council, local councillors and enthusiastic volunteers, with the aim of both saving the building (vacated by Bolton College), and providing a vibrant and useful community hub for activities and groups within Westhoughton.

It is an ambitious project led by a management group and a small committee taking on the centre and finding the right mix of activities and viable use that will see The Hub into the future. There are many regular activities and some innovative ideas for people of all ages to mix, learn and have fun. It was also the base for online Community Radio Station Howfen Radio which broadcasts during the day Monday to Saturday (it moved to The Bank pub studio in early 2023).

Now well-established, and becoming a charity in 2021, the centre is well used and has provided space for commmunity activities and group meetings including The Bethel Crowd, Hope Church, Aspire Dance & Stage, Police Drop-ins, Westhoughton Assist Service…

The Community Centre is available for hire for events meetings and parties. The building is fully accessible for disabled and majority of hireable spaces are on ground level. There are baby change facilities. There is some on-site parking and street parking on Central Drive.

Visitors are welcome to find out more, drop-in for a chat or find out more about volunteering at The Hub.

HUB Information Leaflet & Programme (29/3/23)

What's On - Weekly Groups & Activities

Mondays Tuesdays
Art Class with Tony Moss
9:30am and 1pm
07545 565677
Tuesday cHerUBs
Pre-school Play Group (Term-time)
9:45am - 11:45am (£2.50)
Let's Pretend Baby Drama
10:30am to 11:30am. £5
07979 993657
Yoga Smiles - Happy Chakras Holistics
10am to 11am
Michelle - 07305 645564
Ladies Connected Social Group
10:30am to 12pm
Tuesday Group Seniors
1pm to 3pm
Waiting list! Contact helenpeachy@hotmail.co.uk
or text 07729 557246
Boogie Bounce Exercise
7pm and 7:50pm
Book Class
My WW (formally Weight Watchers)
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Aspire Dance & Stage
Dance Classes :: ages 4 to 18
Aspire Dance & Stage
07885 888543
Pop Art with Rachel
6pm to 7:30pm
6-week blocks
Book Class
or call for more details
  Bolton Miscarriage Support Group
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Last Tuesday of month
Holly’s Hub Pilates

8pm to 9pm
Holly - 07818 206172
  Aspire Dance & Stage
Dance Classes :: ages 4 to 18
Wednesdays Thursdays
My WW (formally Weight Watchers)
9:30am and 10:30am
Claire - 07935 245448
Baby Ballet
Classes 10am to 1pm
Miss Kerry - 07341 590009
Little cHerUBs
Pre-school Play Group (Term-time)
10am to 11:45am (£2.50)
Little Massage
Claire - 07429 945978
Westhoughton Walkers
11am (meet at Hub Café 10:30am)
Little Baby Yoga
Claire - 07429 945978
MHIST - Mental Health Self-help Group
12pm - 2pm
01204 527200
Baby Sensory Classes
Yoga Flow (suitable for beginners)
Karen - 07759 211328
Sewing Group :: Make New and Mend
10am to 2:30pm
The Hub Club 50+ Social Group
1pm to 3pm. (£2.50 - inc. hot drink)
Yoga Flow
Karen - 07759 211328
Choir of Westhoughton (Term-time)
7pm to 8:30pm (Just turn up).
Holly’s Hub Pilates
8pm to 9pm
Holly - 07818 206172
Yoga with Chelsea (any ability)
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Aspire Dance & Stage
Dance Classes :: ages 4 to 18
  Aspire Dance & Stage
Dance Classes :: ages 4 to 18
Fridays Saturdays
Holly’s Hub Pilates
9:30am Booking essential
Holly - 07818 206172
Baby Ballet
Classes 10am to 1pm
Miss Kerry - 07341 590009
Little Glow
Baby Sensory Classes
10am and 11:30am
Claire - 07429 945978
Hope Church
Coffee 10:30am, worship 10:45am
All welcome!
Mark Taylor - 07837 787323
Small Steps
Parent Peer-to-Peer Support Group
12:30pm to 2pm
Tai Chi - 50-plus only (Age UK)
10am and 11am (Donation)
Stitch Works (Every other week)
1pm - 3pm (£10 per session)
Anna - 07791 447351
Meditation for Relaxation (3rd Friday)
7pm to 8pm
Michelle - 07305 645564
Aspire Dance & Stage
Dance Classes :: ages 4 to 18
Some classes are required to be pre-booked with the organiser, directly with the hub or via Eventbrite. Room hire is available whether a one-off party or regular hire, email or call The Hub on 01942 635935.

Getting in Touch

The Hub at Westhoughton (CIO)
Central Drive

Registered Charity: 1195149

Call 01942 635985 or email admin@thehubwesthoughton.com

Website The HUB at Westhoughton

Social Media   Hub at Westhoughton Community Centre on Facebook Facebook   Twitter - The Hub at Westhoughton Twitter   Twitter - The Hub at Westhoughton Instagram

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Useful Links

Community Events

  • Westhoughton Library
    Library now open for books, general reading and computer access. With current refurbishment complete, community activities on both ground and upper floor have resumed. Info | Community Plans.
  • Senior Solutions Christmas Fair
    Tues 21 Nov (12-4pm)
    Winifred Kettle Centre (BL5 2NG)
    Traditional festive fair with variety of stalls, refreshments, tombola. Learn about work of this group looking after and enhancing the lives of older people.
  • History Group
    Monthly meetings - 3rd Thurs (10:30am)
    Westhoughton Library
    After two months Wingates Band Story exhibition came to a close 31/10 - a tremendous success from 'National Heritage Open Days' events (talks & entertainment) to fascinating displays. 16 Nov mtg sees talk on '153 Church Street' by Alison Whitaker. A Christmas meal early December in Bolton.
  • Wingates Band 150th Anniversary
    150th Anniversary celebrations has seen an exhibition, a exhibition, Houghton Weavers reunion, special concerts culminating in an event at Bolton Parish Church (St. Peter's) 4/11/23 with guest soloist Peter Moore (LSO).
    The brass band heads into Christmas period with concerts at St. John's Wingates (12/12) and St Vincent's Church, Over Hulton (18/12). Catch up with band News and Concerts. Official Website | info.
  • Robert Shaw / Book of Quint
    Special event with Ryan Dacko, author of 'The Book of Quint' took place at Wetherspoon's 1st July, celebrating Westhoughton-born Robert Shaw and introducing the backstory of the shark hunter from Jaws. It was a great success with people coming far and wide, leading to Amberley publishing deal.
  • Hub at Westhoughton
    The Hub at Westhoughton on Central Drive is home to a range of groups and activities serving the community. Information Leaflet.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:00pm
    John Holt Centre (BL5 2NR)
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. New meeting venue. Updated programme.
  • Rotary Christmas Float
    in December Rotary Club of Westhoughton were out and about visiting local estates and were at Sainsbury's ahead of Christmas. They are very grateful for public support and donations they raised raising £5,640, which will help local charities. Presentation evening took place 20/4/23 with 19 organisations receiving cheques.
  • Daisy Hill FC Fixtures (Home)
    League Division 1 North
    New Sirs (BL5 2EB)
    Cutters season in full flow. New management, new signings and clubhouse improvements. Support your local team. KO Sat 3pm or Mon 7:45pm. £5 adults / £3 concession / £2 U18s / U12s free w/ adult.
  • Lockdown information (Covid-19)
    For 16 months life and community was disrupted by measures to deal with the pandemic. It has been a long and impactful period, thankfully things are opening up again there is a return to normal. Watch for updates as community re-engages here and on
    Westhoughton.net Facebook Page.
  • Town Centre Masterplan
    Proposals for investment in Town Centre (Market Street focus) were consulted upon in 2019-20 with a Steering Group meeting to discuss plans for £4m investment and significant changes to Market Street, Central Park, Carnegie Hall and Town Hall.
  • Hope Community Centre
    The Central Drive church and community space is currently closed pending refurbishment discussions with Bolton Council. Hope Church services take place in the Hub.
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