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Santa is coming to Westhoughton - 2017 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, 8th December
    Forest Drive area / Over Hulton
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  • Monday, 11th December
    Broadwalk, Southfield Drive, Townsfield Road, Green Meadows streets, The Fairways streets
  • Tuesday, 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
  • Thursday, 14th December
    Cherwell Road, Whitsundale, Greensbridge Gardens, Wharfedale, Chelmer Close, Broomway, Wayfaring
  • Friday, 15th December
    Chew Moor / Metal Box
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  • Monday, 18th December
    Daisy Hill - Abelia Road, Hydrangea Close, Hartford Road, Marsham Road, Marlbrook Drive, Old Vicarage
  • Tuesday, 19th December
    The Hoskers, Sandalwood, Alderton Drive, The Pewfist, Rayden Crescent, St. George's Avenue, Southover
  • Wednesday, 20th December
    Eatock Way area - Shearwater Drive streets, The Pungle, Dunham Close, Drake Hall, New Drake Green, Hazeldene
  • Thursday, 21st December
    Wingates / Church Street / Madison Park - 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 Sainsbury's Westhoughton
  • Sat, 4th Dec - Sainsbury's, Westhoughton | 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sun, 5th Dec - Sainsbury's, Westhoughton | 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sat, 9th Dec - Tesco, Middlebrook | 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sun, 10th Dec - Tesco, Middlebrook | 10:45am to 4:00pm
  • Sat, 16th 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.

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!

 

 

Update (7/2/18): Santa had a fantastic time meeting all his young and older friends in the streets and venues of Westhoughton this Christmas. He is delighted to see so many people coming to see him at the shops and on the estates, and helping him to raise £7,431 which will help local causes and charities.

The Rotary Club of Westhoughton would like to thank everybody for their support and generosity.

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Community Events

  • Craft Fair at The Bethel
    Sat 13 Oct (10-1)
    The Bethel (BL5 3DE)
    Popular craft fair raising funds for the Bethel. Variety of craft stalls, cake stalls. Refreshments. Tombola. Free entry.
  • Friends of Westhoughton Station
    Meeting Sundays from 9am, volunteer group undertake clean-up and ambient improvement work at Westhoughton Station benefiting local commuters. Excellent progress. All welcome. AGM Tues 16/10 (7:30pm), Wheatsheaf.
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    . Finalists 'Community Rail Awards' 2015. Town Council 'Certificate of Achievement'. Recent clean-up
  • Hope Community Centre
    Central Drive
    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.
  • Community Choir
    Hope Centre, Central Drive
    Westhoughton Community Choir meet Monday evenings Mon 1 Oct 7:00-8:30pm. For those who like to sing and are interested in joining a choir. Informal, fun and social. Men welcome too!
  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    John Holt: Tues 23 Oct (9:30-11:00am)
    WH Market: Thurs 1 Nov (12-1pm)
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  • Westhoughton Poetry Group
    Thurs 25 Oct (from 2pm)
    Westhoughton Library
    Get poetic - budding Wordsworth or Pam Ayres? - monthly mtg of creative writing group. Newcomers welcome. Contribute or just listen. Free.
  • St. James DH 'Open Doors'
    Sat, 27 October (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.
  • George Formby Society
    Wed 31 Oct (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 Area Forum
    Thurs 8 Nov 7:00pm (main mtg)
    Westhoughton High School
    Bolton Council run meeting and forum with Q&A session for residents touching on local issues and initiatives in the presence of councillors and officials. Drop-in session from 6:30pm.
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  • 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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