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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Community Events

  • Social Distancing (Covid-19)
    In light of arrival of virus and advice given by Govt, all WCN groups and community organisations are having to suspend meetings and activities for time-being. End of year Civic Events such as Poppy Appeal / Remembrance Sunday (8 Nov); Schools Carols Services/Christmas Lights (27 Nov); Pretoria Remembrance (21 Dec) and Rotary Santa Float fundraising tours (7-19 Dec) cancelled or impacted. Programmes continue to be hit. Other news and updates on our
    Westhoughton.net Facebook Page.

    Light at the end of the tunnel. Small groups can meet indoors from 17/5. End of Lockdown 21/7?
  • Speaker Events
    Both Westhoughton Local History Group and the Rotary Club of Westhoughton have been holding monthly 'open' Zoom speaker events. See our Facebook for details.
  • New Support Services
    Two new services have commenced during Lockdown to support local community and vulnerable: Covid Assist and Westhoughton One Stop Shop.
  • Civic Awards
    Recipients of Westhoughton Town Council Civic Awards 2020 for service to the local community 2021 are David Kaye and Linda Winrow, who will also share the Harold Daniels Trophy. Presentation evening 2020 (25/1/20)
  • Rotary Club of Westhoughton
    In an unusual year with no Christmas Santa Float Tours possible due to Covid, Rotarians are pleased to report donations of £6,772 via 'Just Giving' for 2020 - grateful for public and business support. Money raised will help support local charities. Active on Facebook, they are using Zoom for 3rd Thursday Speaker events (open to all).
  • Westhoughton Library
    Did you know as well as books, computers and newspapers, your local Library provides Bolton Council One-Stop Shop services and is a base for many community groups and special events!
    Library currently closed. Community meetings and activities suspended. Libraries & Museums Service Review 2021 consultation underway.
  • Daisy Hill FC Fixtures (Home)
    League Division 1 North
    New Sirs (BL5 2EB)
    After Covid-19 resulting in termination of a decent season for 'The Cutters' in 2019/20, a delayed new season had begun with measures in place to keep everyone safe. After a further suspension sport is resumed.
    WCN has been providing community news and features for home game programmes.
  • Town Centre Masterplan
    Proposals for investment in Town Centre (Market street focus) reaches public consultation stage. Drop-ins at Library took place on 12 & 15 Feb. Closing date for feedback 23/3/20. Significant investment and changes proposed inc. Carnegie Hall and Town Hall. Final meeting conducted via Microsoft Teams (18/8). Revised plan now approved.
  • St. James Church (Daisy Hill)
    Heritage Lottery funded restoration work on the bell tower completed. Now off the 'at risk' register. Fascinating short about the project.
    1st Sat of mth (10-12) open for Grub Tub donations.
  • Bolton College Survey
    Adult Learning Provision in Westhoughton
    Wigan & Leigh College have a number of FREE online courses available aimed at wellbeing/public sectors to teach about mental health, leadership and social care. Adults >24, or 19-23 (see conditions).

    Prior to Lockdown Bolton Council and Bolton College consulting with WCN and other partners to reintroduce Adult Learning Provision to Westhoughton.
  • Tribute to Tony
    Tony Berry Tribute Concert at St. Bart's 22 Nov 19 - . £2,716 raised; shared between Cancer Research and St. Bart's Tower Fund. A bench in his honour at Ditchfield Gardens unveiled on 27 Sept 2019.
  • 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. Centre currently closed.
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