Westhoughton Community Network

group for and run by community groups in Westhoughton

Westhoughton Community Fayre
Sunday, 2nd June | 11:00 to 4:00pm
at Westhoughton Learning College BL5 3DS

WCN Community Fayre 2013

Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 24 Nov 2012 - visitors arrive to view community stallsThe third of our Westhoughton Community Network Fayres was a part of this year's W.A.C.O. 'It's-A-Knockout' event, which now established in the Westhoughton calendar; a big draw seeing local residents in their thousands visiting the site to enjoy the madcap team competition, enjoying the funfair and visiting numerous stalls and attractions on the playing field and within the Communiversity. (2014 event.)

Having the opportunity to take over rooms in the college building, Westhoughton Community Network groups gathered to show what they do and meet the public. Rooms off the central café area hosted groups, as such people were able to look, mingle and find out about services and activities in Westhoughton. There were also demonstrations of work and tasters of the various courses offered by the Westhoughton Community Learning college.

Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 24 Nov 2012 - Dave Hendry from Westhoughton Art Group gives a painting demonstrationConfirmed participants looked forward to meeting the public. Westhoughton Art Group (pictured) displayed some of the art from their students as they take on and develop new creative skills. The stalls gave a good idea of the many and varied community activities in Westhoughton. The event and volunteer activities took place during National Volunteers' Week.


Photos from the Event

Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 2nd June 2013 - Friends of Eatock Lodge stall Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 2nd June 2013 - Westhoughton Methodist ADS stall
Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 2nd June 2013 - Bethel Crowd stall Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 2nd June 2013 - Westhoughton Local History Group stall
It's A Knockout 2nd June 2013 - all the fun of the fair! It's A Knockout 2nd June 2013 - milling about at the fair
It's A Knockout 2nd June 2013 - XDC perform some dance routines It's A Knockout 2nd June 2013 - fair attractions for all ages

Groups taking part

  • Bethel Crowd - Keeping you up-to-date with the Youth Theatre group.
  • Bolton College - promoting college. Tasters & demonstrations, course info.
  • Friends of Eatock Lodge - activities on local nature reserve; new members.
  • Hope Church - info, community activities inc Foodbanks mission. (Outside)
  • HACFRA Hindleys and Clough Farm RA showcase from XDC dance troupe.
  • National Association of Women's Clubs - new group focusing on interests, issues & causes.
  • S.W.A.N. (Save Westhoughton Act Now) - group concerning itself with planning issues.
  • W.A.C.O. (Westhoughton Active Communities Organisation) - promoting the Communiversity & WACO family. (Outside)
  • Washacre FM John Holt Centre-based initiative - 7th year for community radio station (on 87.7FM 16-22 June)
  • Westhoughton Art Group - promoting art classes & work of students. Live pinting.
  • Westhoughton Community Queens Association - promoting Carnival Royalty tradition & fundraising initiatives. (Outside)
  • Westhoughton Local Local History Group - bringing local history to life! Info on projects, DVD/books sales including new tome on the History of Mining in Westhoughton.
  • Westhoughton Market - award winning market at heart of town. Learn about wide range of stalls & community initiatvies.
  • Westhoughton Methodist ADS & Church - promoting amateur dramatic group.
  • Westhoughton Stations Groups - new initiatives to improve look/ambiance of our two local railway stations.
  • Westhoughton Visiting Service - promoting activities and sitting-in services for elderly; supporting carers.
  • Westhoughton United Reformed Church - promoting Church & community activities.
  • Wingates Band - 140th anniversary year of premier brass band. news & info.

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Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 24th November 2012

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  • Westhoughton Library
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    Library now open for book lending and computer use, will open for community groups again in September. A Libraries & Museums Service Review (2021) affecting opening hours pending.
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  • Hope Community Centre
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