Westhoughton Community Network

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Westhoughton Community Fayre
Saturday, 21st April | 10am to 3pm
at Westhoughton Market (rear hall)

Fayre a Success! update: 5 May 12

Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 21st April 2012 stalls Less than a year from its inauguration, on Saturday, 21st April the Westhoughton Community Network held its first public event - the WCN Community Fayre in the back hall of Westhoughton Market. The event was a chance for local community groups and organisations to promote themselves and engage with the public; showing a diverse and encouraging representation of community life in the town.

Westhougthon Community Network Fayre 21st April 2012 - the colourful Westhoughton Art Group stall Those that took part: Westhoughton Arts Group; Westhoughton Townswomen's Guild; Inner Wheel (Rotary Club Ladies); Rotary Club of Westhoughton; WACO (Westhoughton Active Communities Organisation); Bolton College (Westhoughton Centre); Bolton Council Youth Services; Westhoughton Methodists Amateur Dramatic Society; Daisy Hill In Bloom; Westhoughton Visiting Service; Westhoughton United Reformed Church including The Bethel Crowd; Wingates Band; Friends of Eatock Lodge; SWAN (Save Westhoughton Act Now); Westhoughton Local History Group; with entertainment provided by HACFRA's (Hindleys and Clough Farm Residents Association) very own Urban and Street Dance Troupe XDC.

Westhoughton Community Network Fayre 21st April 2012 - XDC perform The groups taking part excelled themselves and put on great displays making the fayre a colourful and informative event. Helped by the Westhoughton Local History Group's Luddites Bi-Centenary weekend activities which included the opening of the must-see two-week exhibition in Westhoughton Library and the support of The Advertiser, the event got a decent amount of footfall as visitors came by and spent some time in the market and at the community fayre.


Planning the Fayre! 12 April 12

As part of Westhoughton Community Network's efforts to raise the profile and support our groups, and engage with the wider community, we are holding a special event on the Luddites Bi-Centenary weekend with a number of our groups having stalls and putting on activities taking over the rear hall at the revamped and award-winning Westhoughton market.

Groups will have stalls and will be giving out information about what they do, and how you can help and get involved. Made up of volunteers, these groups do important work and are the glue to our community.

There will be activities and demonstrations, competitions, entertainment from local talent . It's a great chance to meet these groups and show your support.

Groups taking part

  • Bolton College - promoting educational opportunities at the college
  • Daisy Hill In Bloom - promotion of floral/'Keep-Westhoughton-Tidy' activities
  • Friends of Eatock Lodge - activities on local nature reserve; new members
  • Inner Wheel - promoting Rotary Club Ladies activities & causes
  • Rotary Club of Westhoughton - promoting activities & causes
  • S.W.A.N. (Save Westhoughton Act Now) - update on the group
  • WACO (Westhoughton Active Communities Organisation) - promoting the Communiversity, WACO-based groups and It's A Knockout Funday!
  • Westhoughton Arts Group - promoting art classes & work of students
  • Westhoughton Local Local History Group - Luddites info; DVD/books sales
  • Westhoughton Methodists ADS - promoting theatre group and next show!
  • Westhoughton Townswomen's Guild - promoting the Guild; new volunteers
  • Westhoughton United Reformed Church - promoting Church activities and Bethel Crowd
  • Wingates Band - promoting activities & performances of brass band; selling CDs
  • Youth Services (Bolton Council) - promoting John Holt Centre youth & family work. Fun activities on the day

Entertainment

  • XDC - Excellent Street Dance/Hip Hop troupe (20 dancers, ages 5-18)

Allocated Stalls and Layout

Layout of rear market with stall allocations

Come along and support these community groups and enjoy a fun-packed and interesting weekend in Westhoughton. On Saturday The Westhoughton Local History Group have displays and information in the library and market, with the main events - enactments, burning of the mill and entertainment from The Houghton Weavers and Wingates Band on the Sunday from 6:30pm on the Mill Street car park. Silcock's Funfair are also in town at the White Lion Car Park (Bolton Road) Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Community Events

  • Christmas Lights Switch-on
    Fri 26 Nov (7:00pm)
    St. Bartholomew's Church
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  • Rotary Christmas Float
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  • Westhoughton Library
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    Library-based community activities continue to be disrupted.
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    League Division 1 North
    New Sirs (BL5 2EB)
    ◊ Sat 4 Dec - St. AFC Blackpool
    ◊ Mon 27 Dec - Atherton LR
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    WCN has been providing community news and features for home game programmes >> .
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    Both and the have been holding monthly 'open' Zoom speaker events. See Facebook for details.
  • St. James Church (Daisy Hill)
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    1st Sat of mth (10-12) 'Open Doors' drop-in - refreshments, also Grub Tub donations.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
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    John Holt Centre (BL5 2NR)
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. The group is to resume meetings from 2nd September at its new home. Updated programme.
  • Lockdown information (Covid-19)
    For 16 months life and community was disrupted by measures to deal with the pandemic. It has been a long and impactful period, thankfully things are opening up again there is a return to normal. Watch for updates as community re-engages here and on
    Westhoughton.net Facebook Page.
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  • Civic Awards
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