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Santa is coming to Westhoughton - 2016 Visits

December is upon us, and as is tradition, Santa travels around Westhoughton on his sleigh, assisted by the Elves of the Rotary Club of Westhoughton, enchanting children at this special time as Father Christmas makes his list and prepares for his busiest of days on the 25th.

Santa visiting Westhoughton

On the following evenings in December, starting his tour at 6:30pm and finishing around 9:00pm, Santa will be visiting these areas:

  • Friday, 9th December
    Broadwalk, Southfield Drive, Townsfield Road, Green Meadows streets, The Fairways streets
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  • Monday, 12th December
    Molyneux Road, Manley Crescent, Beehive Green, Yellow Lodge Drive, Hall Lee, Upper Lees Drive, Selbourne Close, Fellbridge Close, Barnfield Drive, Captain Lees Road, Dale Lee
  • Tuesday, 13th December
    Cherwell Road, Whitsundale, Greensbridge Gardens, Wharfedale, Chelmer Close, Broomway, Wayfaring
  • Thursday, 15th December
    Daisy Hill > Abelia Road, Hydrangea Close, Hartford Road, Marsham Road, Marlbrook Drive, Old Vicarage
  • Friday, 16th December
    Chew Moor > Bolton Road, Abbeylea Drive, Netherwood Way streets, Coppice Close, Corner Brook, Tempest Road, Copperfields, Havisham Road
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  • Monday, 19th December
    The Hoskers, Sandalwood, Alderton Drive, The Pewfist, Rayden Crescent, St. George’s Avenue, Southover
  • Tuesday, 20th December
    Eatock Way, Shearwater Drive streets, The Pungle, Dunham Close, Drake Hall, New Drake Green, Hazeldene
  • Wednesday, 21st December
    Metal Box > Madison Park estate, Glazebury Drive, Doyle Road, Knutshaw Crescent, Taywood Road, Winslow Crescent
  • Thursday, 22nd December
    Wingates > Barnaby's Road, St. John’s Avenue, Bamber Croft, Greensmith Way, Anderby Walk, Wesley Street, Peel Street, Collingwood Way, Beatty Drive

In addition, Santa, assisted by his trusty elves, will be at the following places during the day:

    Santa helped by Mrs. Clause and Inner Wheel Elve at Saibsbury's Westhoughton
  • Sat, 3rd Dec - Sainsbury's, Westhoughton | 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sun, 4th Dec - Sainsbury's, Westhoughton | 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sat, 10th Dec - Tesco, Middlebrook | 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sun, 11th Dec - Tesco, Middlebrook | 10:45am to 4:00pm
  • Sat, 17th Dec - Market Street, Westhoughton | 9:00am to 3:00pm

As well as giving children a chance to see and meet Santa as his float travels around Westhoughton, this is a key fundraising activity for the Rotary Club of Westhoughton which uses the gratefully received donations to support local community groups and charities, handing out grants to 25-30 deserving groups doing good work at the Annual Presentation Evening in March. The money also helps with other events and activities, including the St. George's Day Party that caters for some 150 old age pensioners.

Santa visiting WesthoughtonThe Rotary Club of Westhoughton is grateful to Bolton Kia for once again loaning a tow-car for Santa's sleigh.

 

Have a lovely Christmas!

 

 

Details of last year's Santa float run and good causes benefiting… 2015.

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  • Fantastic Fridays
    27 July - 24 Aug (2-3pm)
    Westhoughton Library
    School holiday fun and learning at local library. Series of fun, child-friendly sessions on a Friday afternoon. More info.
  • St. James DH 'Open Doors'
    Sat, 25 Aug (10am-12pm)
    Chance to visit church last Saturday of month for coffee, chat, contemplation. Learn about community facility plans and concert series. Book stall. Local History Group to exhibit looking for contributions to their Westhoughton After WWI project info.
  • HACFRA Funday
    Sat, 25 Aug (11am-4pm)
    John Holt Centre (BL5 2NR)
    Join Hindleys and Clough Farm Residents Association for a day of family fun as HACFRA invite you to their Summer Funday! Giant slide sporting activities; stalls… name the teddy raffles, tombolas, hot food.
  • Howfenbury
    Sat 25 Aug (12-8)
    White Lion Car Park, Bolton Road (BL5 3AN)
    Free music event from Howfen Radio/Holt Breweries! Day of live performances: local talent, singers, dancers, bands… Kids attractions/activities.
  • George Formby Society
    Wed 29 Aug (from 7:30pm)
    Mercury Bolton, Manchester Road (BL5 3JP)
    Back from appearance at Royal Albert Hall before Queen. Fans of George Formby and the ukulele gather to talk, play and be entertained. Last Wed every month.
  • Westhoughton Poetry Group
    Thurs 30 Aug (from 2pm)
    Get poetic - budding Wordsworth or Pam Ayres? - monthly mtg of creative writing group. Newcomers welcome. Contribute or just listen. Free.
  • Flower, Fruit & Veg Show
    Sun 2 Sept (2-4pm)
    Daisy Hill Cricket Club (BL5 2EB)
    Organised by Daisy Hill in Bloom, local residents show off their horticultural expertise and exploits. Various classes. Entries welcome on the day.
  • Eatock Lodge Family Funday
    Sun 2 Sept (12-4)
    Popular event at Eatock Lodge (Local Nature Reserve) with Lancashire Wildlife Trust providing educational activities, nature themes and attractions. Family fun in a beautiful setting.
  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    John Holt: Tues 28 Aug (9:30-11:00am)
    WH Market: Thurs 6 Sept (12-1pm)
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  • Barking Berry's Fun Dog Show
    6th Fund Dog Show took place on Central Park (16/6) with its mix of competition, stalls, attractions. Very good turn out… £2,030 raised, with £550 each going to chosen animal charities - Care For The Paw, Dogs Trust Merseyside, Harley's Heroes and Rochdale Dog Rescue.
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  • Friends of Westhoughton Station
    Meeting Sundays from 10am, volunteer group undertake clean-up and ambient improvement work at Westhoughton Station benefiting local commuters. Excellent progress. All welcome.
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    . Finalists 'Community Rail Awards' 2015. Town Council 'Certificate of Achievement'. Recent clean-up
  • Hope Community Centre
    Central Drive
    Updated programme. Group activities and events; available for hire for community groups - also parties. 'Grub tub' available for Foodbank donations - 9:30am to 3pm on Mondays.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:30pm
    Hope Centre (Central Drive) BL5 3DS
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. Updated programme.
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