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Shawforth & Whitworth

Whitworth Town Council - St George celebrations 2016

Bacup Credit Union

Bacup Credit Union is a community savings and loans co-operative, where members pool their savings and responsibly lend to one another.  You can save as little as you want each week or month (up to a maximum of £15,000) and borrow responsibly. They offer savings and great value loans plus (...)

Barley View

Barley View is a modern, purpose-built residential care home facility offering compassionate, professional and dignified care in a comfortable and homely setting. Designed and equipped to meet a wide range of needs, our team of experienced care staff work closely with residents and their families to provide a truly person-centred (...)

Freehold Cottage

The objective of Freehold Cottage is to provide a pleasant and secure home for six people with a mental illness, perhaps exacerbated by a drug related problem, who will benefit from an environment which ensures privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights and fulfilment.

Friends of Whitworth Library Group (FOWLG)

The Friends of Whitworth Library Group (FOWLG) has been set up as a response to LCC making cuts to library services.

The non-party, apolitical group believes that the loss of this community hub, which offers a variety of activities in addition to the usual book lending and IT facilities, (...)

Hallfold Ladies Group

The ladies of Hallfold United Reformed Church meet regularly throughout the year.  We enjoy meals, guest speakers, outings and the good company of each other.  Our Tuesday ‘exercise to music’ sessions have proved popular.

All ladies are invited to join us in the church hall at 8pm for an hour of (...)

Hallfold United Reformed Church

At Hallfold United Reformed Church we are a worshipping people providing a spiritual heart to our community.

We encourage one another to be confident in our faith, grow our spiritual life and to witness within our community.  We seek to express God’s love in the way we live our lives (...)

Hallfold United Reformed Church Hall

The Community Hall and Church are available to be used for you group, party or event. The Hall is a large space suitable for events with up to 150 people. The Kitchen is accessible from the Hall.

The Chapel has flexible seating for up to 100 people, and with a (...)

Healey House

Healey House is run by Healey Care Ltd, a well-established, privately owned company providing a comprehensive range of support services for adults who have learning disabilities and may have behaviours which are a challenge to services.

Holt Mill House

Holt Mill House is situated in Whitworth, within easy reach of the local facilities and public transport. The home is registered for three people and is adjacent to out Day Service building at Holt Mill.

Millgate House

Millgate House is part of an organisation that is a registered charity, overseen by a trustee management committee.  It is a care home without nursing care that can look after up to eight young adults with learning and physical disabilities.  It is also registered to provide personal care to younger people (...)

Our Lady & St Anselm’s RC Primary School

At Our Lady & St Anselm’s RC Primary School we recognise all children in our care as unique individuals and strive to create an environment that recognises God’s love and concern for everyone.

All staff nurture and support our children and families in a warm, Catholic atmosphere where the religious (...)

Rochdale Ancient Parish Educational Trust

The objective of the Charity is to promote the education (including social and physical traming) of persons who are resident in, or who attend, or have immediately preceding the grant of any benefits, attended any school in the area of the Ancient Parish of Rochdale. The charity (...)

Shawforth Methodist Church

Shawforth Methodist has a bright and simple chapel, with lots of space for the groups and activities that go on there throughout the week.

They have a congregation of between 14 – 30 who are very family friendly, and both warm and welcoming to any of our visitors. Although we (...)

Spodden Valley Revealed Project

Our major project promises some transformational impacts for communities in the Whitworth area of Rossendale. Spodden Valley Revealed is exploring the long timeline of human settlement there, through an engagement programme involving local people of all ages, and a range of exciting artist commissions.

MPA secured Heritage Lottery Fund support (...)

St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School

St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School is set in beautiful surroundings with views across Whitworth and the hills.  Above the roofs and treetops we can see the tower of St Bartholomew’s church, with which we have very close links. You are encouraged to visit our school to see for yourself the (...)

St John with St Michael CE Primary School Shawforth

St John with St Michael CE Primary School is set in the picturesque area of Shawforth in the Rossendale Valley. It includes an Early Years Foundation Stage Unit for children from 3 years old.

The School manages a Breakfast Club and also has an Extended After School service 3.30pm – (...)

St. Bartholomew CE Church, Whitworth

St. Bartholomew CE Church, Whitworth

St. John the Evangelist CE Church Facit, Whitworth

St John the Evangelist CE Church Facit, Whitworth

St. Mary and St. Anselm’s RC Church, Whitworth

St. Mary and St. Anselm’s RC Church, Whitworth is the Roman Catholic Church serving the Whitworth area.

Station Road Playground

Station Road Playground is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: Yes

Equipment:  Slide, Cradle Swing

Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

To report a parks issue you can contact the (...)


Sunnyside is an eight-bed, single storey building. Over 30 years, it has earned itself an excellent reputation. The environment at Sunnyside is welcoming and friendly, helping you feel ‘at home’ rather than ‘in a home’.

The Riverside (Whitworth Civic Hall)

The Riverside is the perfect venue for a range of functions combining the highest quality facilities in a truly lovely environment.

Surrounded by rugged and natural landscape, The Riverside has fantastic facilities where you will find everything you need to make your celebration or event extra special


Tonacliffe Primary School

Tonacliffe Primary School is a large school that values standards and achievement.  We are extremely proud of all that goes on here.

The children at this school are supported in their learning by dedicated staff, governors and parents.

The purpose of Tonacliffe Primary School is to ensure the successful development of (...)

University of the Third Age – U3A Whitworth & District

University of the Third Age – U3A Whitworth and district is part of the University of the Third Age (U3A) movement which is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but (...)

Whitworth & Healey Band

The main band of Whitworth Vale and Healey compete on a regular basis in various Local and National competitions and perform at concerts all year in and around the local area.

Whitworth Vale and Healey also have a youth band dedicated to get children to learn and enjoy playing brass (...)

Whitworth 41st Scout Group

We are a really friendly group of people here at Whitworth Scout Group and we try to ensure that we cover a wide range of activities that both our Young Members and also our Adult Volunteers will enjoy taking part in.

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in (...)

Whitworth Cemetery

Whitworth Cemetery was opened for burials in 1879.  The site caters for Catholic, Church of England and Non Conformist burials.  It also has a refurbished chapel for hire which can seat around 48 people.

The dedicated garden of remembrance offers an alternative site for the burial of cremated remains in addition (...)

Whitworth Community High School

Our vision statement for Whitworth Community High School is simple: to become an outstanding school. Our focus for 2015-2016 continues to be ‘Climbing Higher’ which reflects our commitment to continue to raise aspirations, raise achievement and thus raise results.

Following on from our successful Ofsted inspection and improved GCSE examination success, (...)

Whitworth Community Partnership

Community Partnerships are informal partnerships involving:

Local residents and representatives of local community groups Borough and County Councillors Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire Police and Together Housing.

There are four Community Partnerships across Rossendale covering the areas of:

Haslingden Rawtenstall Bacup Whitworth

Community Partnerships promote engagement and partnership working at the community level. Rossendale’s heritage (...)

Whitworth Dental Care

Whitworth Dental Care prides itself on providing a personal service of the highest standard. All our staff are friendly, approachable and aim to help meet patients’ needs.

Whitworth Historical Society & Museum

Whitworth Historical Society is located at the Whitworth Heritage Museum on North Street, Whitworth, in the Borough of Rossendale. The museum is open to the public from 2 to 4pm on Saturdays, and 7.30 to 9.30pm on Tuesdays, and at other times by prior arrangement.

The society also has a (...)

Whitworth Library

Whitworth Library is one of a number of libraries provided by Lancashire County Council.

Lancashire County Council provide library services from branches and mobile libraries.  Making a difference through accessible reading, learning and information. Joining the library is free and you can join at any age.

Whitworth Medical Centre

Whitworth Medical Centre is a friendly NHS health centre situated in the beautiful Whitworth valley. We can be found on Market Street, across the road from A J Nuttall’s Pharmacy and next-door to the Co-op. We cater for individuals and families living anywhere along the Whitworth valley from Stacksteads to (...)

Whitworth Methodist Church

Whitworth Methodist Church is a Church serving the local community offering community activities including a Thursday morning coffee drop-in, a once-monthly healing service, a once-monthly prayer breakfast, and other activities.  Please get in touch for more details.

Whitworth Sports Centre

Whitworth Sports Centre is part of Rossendale Leisure Trust,the largest not for profit social enterprise in the Valley.

We offer a 22 station compact gym with everything for a good cardio session along with resistance training, and our qualified staff will provide a personal training programme so you can (...)

Whitworth Sports Council

Whitworth Sports Council is here to help Sporting Clubs achieve their goal, If you are setting up a club or if your club needs Advice, help with training, club mark acreditation or mabe funds, please get in touch we will be able to help.

The Aims of the Whitworth Sports (...)

Whitworth Town Council

Whitworth Town Council was formed in 1974 following the reorganisation of local government in England. Prior to this date, Whitworth Urban District Council was the administrative body in the Valley, but was abolished following the reorganisation.

In Whitworth, local government services are provided by three local authorities – Whitworth Town (...)

Whitworth Valley Angling Society

Whitworth Valley Angling Society was established in 1973 and has six still waters set in beautiful countryside around Rochdale. These are located at….

Lane Head on Rooley Moor Broadley Wood in Healey Dell Birch Hill in Wardle Dury Lane in Shawforth (...)

Whitworth Water Ski Academy

We are a Social Enterprise offering concessionary rates to Under 18’s, Students, Over 60’s and people with life changing injuries and or disabilities.

We give Guest rates to BWSW Members. We are engaging Schools, Colleges and Universities throughout Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire in the sport via Sportivate and are (...)