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Westhoughton Community Fayre
Sunday, 1st June | 11:00 to 4:00pm
at Central Drive Westhoughton (Learning College) BL5 3DS

WCN Community Fayre 2014 update: 20/8/14

Big Fun Day 2014 - Hope Church/Community Centre, Westhoughton Community Network Fayre and Westhoughton College join forces for a of fun, interest and entertainment 1 June 2014

With W.A.C.O's very successful, crowd-pulling 'It's-a-Knockout' taking a break this year, in its place an event of similar scope with something for all the family. Lead and managed by Hope Church (Hope Centre), involving Westhoughton College and Westhoughton Community Network (WCN), the event took place on Sunday, 1st June from 11am to 4pm, and was a great success! The sun shone and people came out to enjoy the entertainment, see the stalls and ride on the funfair.

The event began with a joint-faith Sunday Morning Service held at 10:00am before the main event started; there was an an address by Dave Bagley from Urban Outreach (Storehouse) who initiated the Foodbanks project across Bolton.

So much going on inside and outside, there was plenty to do and see both inside the college buildings and outside on the playing fields. The mini-football tournament - a pre-cursor to the excitement of the Brazil 2014 World Cup (Thurs 12 June to Sun 13 July) - saw winners from outside Westhoughton. There was a Carnival atmosphere as the Westhoughton community came out to enjoy a splendid day of fun and interest.

The first week in June is National Volunteers' Week, which celebrates the incredible and valuable contribution volunteers and voluntary groups make to their communities.

Photos from the Event

A selection of photos from the event is available on the Westhoughton flickr page.

Westhoughton Big Fun Day 1st June 2014 - Dave Bagley of Urban Outreach speaks at multi-faith service Westhoughton Big Fun Day1st June 2014 - fair attractions for all ages Westhoughton Big Fun Day 1st June 2014 - Kick Boxing demonstration
Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 2nd June 2013 - XDC perform some dance routines Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 2nd June 2013 - Facepainting Westhoughton Big Fun Day 1st June 2014 - Westhoughton Art Group display their work
Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 1st June 2014 - Bethel Crowd in costume Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 1st June 2014 - Entertained by a Fire-eater Westhoughton Big Fun Day 1st June 2014 - Lofty Junior from Bolton Wanderers FC
Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 2nd June 2013 - Friends of Eatock Lodge stall Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 2nd June 2013 - Westhoughton Community Queens Association Pageant Westhoughton Big Fun Day 1st June 2014 - Football competition winners

Even more photos from the Big Fun day are on Photobucket.


In the spirit of the Westhoughton Community Network (WCN) coming together to raise awareness of activities, inform and garner support, this was our fourth joint community event, details of previous events: Sat, 21 April 2012 | Sat, 24 November 2012 | Sun, 2 June 2013.


On the day (Planning):

  • Family Funfair
    All the fun of the fair, big rides, thrills and spills.
  • Mini-football tournament
    12 junior teams in two round-robin leagues with final for trophy.
  • Westhoughton College tasters
    details of upcoming courses and demonstrations (beauty therapy).
  • Westhoughton Community Network stalls
    a diverse range of groups from across the community.
  • Family attractions and entertainment
    including dance (XDC and Zumba), theatre, fire eating, kick boxing, fancy dress, community royalty with music provided by the Washacre FM Roadshow.

Following a site review meeting Saturday (31/5), the layout has been reconfigured (below) to avoid causing damage to field in light of this week's rain. Same attractions, just reconfigured. The Community and other stalls will be along a corridor - 'Westhoughton Boulevard' - leading to the entertainment area. Weather forecast looking good…

Latest info… Who's There | Entertainment | Locations.

Big Fun Day - Areas, Activity, Groups - Sunday, 1st June 2014
Community Stalls
Bethel Crowd AODS & Youth Theatre
Friends of Eatock Lodge
Hope Church
Rainbow Crafts
Senior Solutions
St. John's Wingates
SWAN
WASP
Westhoughton Art Group**
Westhoughton Community Queens Association
Westhoughton Methodist ADS
Westhoughton Pentecostal Church
WOW (Women of Westhoughton)

** inside college building.
Other Stalls
Brazilian Cake Stall
Face Painting by Lisa O'Reilly
Jewellery By Ann
Owls Nursery
Savoury Pancakes
Scarves and accessories by Diane
Sweet Stall

And more…
Community Police (Info, Police Car)
Fire Service (Info, Fire Engine)
St John Ambulance (First Aid)

Westhoughton Learning Centre
Info, tasters, clothes sale and demonstrations, both inside and outside.
Time
11:00am to 4:00pm

12:00 noon
12:30pm
1:00pm
1:20pm & 3:15pm
1:30pm
2:00pm
2:30pm
3:30pm



Times vary

Open from 11:00am
Kick off 11:00am

Timings subject to change
Entertainment
Washacre FM (music and commentary)

Kick Boxing demonstration
XDS Dance performance
Fancy Dress (children from local schools)
Fire Eater
Westhoughton Methodist ADS showcase
Zumba performance
Community Royalty Pageant & Crowning
Football Competition presentation with from, Bolton Wanderers, Lofty Junior and Phil Mason

Around and about:
Stilt Walker, Ben10 and Peppa Pig

Funfair
Junior Football Competition (Final 2:30pm)

Some activities may be moved inside if wet

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    The Bethel, Leigh Rd (BL5 2LW)
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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.
  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    Info.
    WH Market: Thurs 13 July (12-1pm)
    John Holt Centre: Tues 18 July (9:30-11:30am)
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:30pm
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    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. new 2017 programme.
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