Horwich is situated in the beautiful rural setting of the West Pennine Moors, 5 miles north of Bolton.

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The manor became the property of the Andertons of Lostock Hall, Lostock, who purchased it in 1599 from Nicholas and Elizabeth Mosley. These lands were confiscated by The Crown in 1715 after the Battle of Preston. They were leased to the Blundells whose coat of arms is displayed above the door at the Blundell Arms on Chorley Old Road.

In the First and Second World Wars, the works played a part in the war effort manufacturing tanks and munitions.[10][11]

Horwich Town Council would like to contact Horwich residents & business people with a view to forming a community committee to consider setting up a Neighbourhood Plan.

Website Details As a service to residents and others, Horwich Town Council provide details of local voluntary, community and non profit making organisations on its "Local Organisations" website page.

Welcome to Horwich, a former railway and mill town that's only around five square miles in size but can boast the home of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, a 2002 Commonwealth Games venue, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), not to mention the renowned Horwich Harriers fell running club and Horwich Prize Medal Morris Men.

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A Heritage Inns, Italian Restaurant in the small town of Horwich, situated just off Chorley New Road.

Before 1884 Roman Catholics attended mass at Anderton Hall. In 1886, Father Hampson opened St Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Chorley New Road. The church and presbytery built by Father McGrath date from 1906. Its two altars are the work of Ferdinando Stuflesser.[45]

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company built the Railway Mechanics Institute in 1888. It became the Technical College but has been demolished.[16]

Bolton Wanderers F.C. play at the Macron Stadium having moved from Burnden Park near Bolton town centre in 1997. Indoor facilities for sports training and major racket sports tournaments are provided at Bolton Arena, which was used for badminton events in the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[47]

Minutes from the M61 motorway and with a direct rail service to Manchester International Airport and links to the national rail network, we think Horwich is a great place to live, work and visit; explore our website and find out why!

Where these have been provided, contact email addresses are also listed. Any organisation which the Council approves for inclusion on the "Local Organisations" pages may also have included a link to its own website. The Council wishes to point out that it can accept no responsibility for the contents of such linked sites.

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Small grants from £50 to £300 are available for voluntary & community groups from Horwich Town Council.

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Free, impartial, independent advice is available from Citizens Advice Bolton at Horwich Resource Centre every Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm.

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2 for 1 on bottles and glasses of Prosecco every Friday from 12pm-7pm.

Horwich yarn was mentioned in records from the reign of Henry III.[6] In the 1770s brothers, John and Joseph Ridgway, land agents to the Blundells, moved their bleach works from Bolton to Wallsuches.[10][11] Their works was the oldest and one of the few stone-built mills in the Bolton borough.[14] The firm was one of the earliest users of chemical bleaching using chlorine.[15] In 1798 the firm installed a Boulton and Watt steam engine.[16]

Originally established in 1969 Horwich Farrelly has grown to become one of the leading providers of legal and handling services to the UK general insurance claims sector.

Telephone 01204 333333 or visit www.bolton.gov.uk. Some Bolton Council services at Horwich Library, Jones Street, Horwich. For opening times please contact the library direct 01204 332347. TOP

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Voluntary and community organisations in the Horwich parish can also promote their events absolutely FREE.

Until the late 18th century, Horwich was a small rural community. In 1774, it had a population of 305, comprising 156 females and 149 males.[32] After 1780 the population increased as the Industrial Revolution brought changes to the town but remained constant until 1885 when the locomotive works were built more than trebling the population in ten years.[10][11]

Members of the public are entitled to attend all meetings of the Council and its Committees and may also speak under the rules of the Council. Evening access is via the side yard located on Jones Street.


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Cllr Jim Bullock, became Town Mayor on 12 May 2016 and his term of office will last one year.

Meetings of the Horwich Town Council are held in the council Chamber, Public Hall, Lee Lane, Horwich on the second Monday of the month (except in July) and usually on the Thursday of the week following it.

2 courses for £12.95 or 3 for £15.95 Available Sunday to Thursday at Il Toro

All notices about Council meetings are displayed on the noticeboard outside the Town Council office at Horwich Community Centre.

We believe in producing the best quality and authentic Italian food, using fresh ingredients and serving it in fantastic contemporary restaurant surroundings. The recently refurbished restaurant is pleased to offer the best in carefully sourced produce, expertly prepared and accompanied by a wonderful selection of wines and a newly created modern cocktail bar.

Recent appeal provided clarity on the recoverability of disbursements in Portal claims.

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We’re proud to be a part of our community and we’re excited to open our doors to the people of Horwich and beyond.

There's also easy access to the West Pennine Moors, including Rivington and its landmark Pike and the enchanting Gardens created by Lord Leverhulme, the founder of global business Unilever, which are very popular with walkers and cyclists.

Horwich is part of the Bolton West Constituency. Its Member of Parliament is Chris Green who won the parliamentary seat at the 2015 General Election.

Public transport is co-ordinated by Transport for Greater Manchester. The nearest railway stations are at Blackrod and Horwich Parkway adjacent to the Macron Stadium where there is a Park and Ride facility with trains to Bolton, Manchester and Preston.[37] Blackrod station is nearer the town centre. The original Horwich railway station closed to passenger traffic on 27 September 1965.[38]

Call in, write, phone or email Horwich.hrc@onebillnet.co.uk Horwich Community Centre, Beaumont Rd, Horwich BL6 7BG Tel: 01204 688157