• Thursday, April 9 , 2020
  • Council Office, Public Library, Church Street, Blackrod, Bolton. BL6 5EQ
    Tel: 01204 696362
    Open: Mon-Thu, 9:00am-4:00pm


Upcoming Council Meeting(s):

See Agenda for a complete list.

Upcoming Event(s):

See Events Diary for a complete list.


Following a recent communication between the Schools, Churches and Town Council within Blackrod it is felt that whilst adhering to National Strategy but recognising our social responsibility, it would be pertinent to try to give assistance to those within the village who may become isolated through lack of interpersonal contact or through the inability to leave the confines of their own home over the coming months.

Therefore immediately after the forthcoming school holiday period , a meeting will be held to put together a plan of action that would provide various strategies that would then enable us to assist those amongst us who will need support.

If you or others you may know would like to suggest how this venture could be best made, please let us have your ideas which will be shared with others at the meeting in early April. You could also let us know if you would like to be part of the wider offer of assistance.

Many thanks for your support.

* Public Announcement - COVID containment *

Public Announcement

Following the Government’s briefing on COVID containment and recognising our social responsibility to others, the Town Council is regretfully postponing the following meetings.

Meeting of the Town Council - Monday April 6th 2020 7pm

Annual Assembly Meeting - Tuesday 21st April 2020 7.30pm (Co-ordinated by the Town Council)

Meeting of the Town Council - Monday 4th May 2020 at 7pm

Annual General Meeting/ Mayor Making - Monday 11th May 2020 at 7.15pm

Civic Sunday - Sunday 17th May 2020

Moving forward, The situation will be reviewed on a monthly basis and local residents and visitors will be notified of any changes as they happen wherever possible.

The Town Clerk and Councillors will remain available for contact by telephone and email with a request that visits to the Council Offices be kept for those of an essential nature only. The Town Council hopes that the need for these measures will be a short one and that all residents, visitors and friends of the village remain in the best of health.

Thank you.

* Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum of 26th March 2020 postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus *

The planned Referendum on the 26th March 2020 has been postponed until a future date due to the coronavirus. The new date will be decided in line with Government advice and legislation which will then be actioned by Bolton Council.

Please see this file Letter-Blackrod-Cancellation.pdf for more information.

* Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan "Referendum Information Statement", Referendum Date: Thursday 26th March 2020 *

Please see this file Information-Statement-Blackrod-Neighbourhood-Plan-Referendum.pdf for more information.

* Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan "Notice of Referendum", Referendum Date: Thursday 26th March 2020 *

Please see this file Notice-of-Referendum-Blackrod-Neighbourhood-Plan.pdf for more information.

* Former Town Mayor and Blackrod Councillor, Mr Ian Hamilton *

Sadly, we have been informed that a former Town Mayor and Blackrod Councillor, Mr Ian Hamilton passed away on 2nd February. His funeral will be held at St Katharine’s Church, Blackrod on Friday 14th February at 1.15pm, followed by a service at Overdale at 2.15pm. Ian served on Blackrod Town Council for a number of years and held the position of Town Mayor in 2007-2008. Ian also served on Horwich Town Council and represented them as Mayor in 1988-1989. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family.

* Mayor’s News: Mayor’s charity Event *

60’s night with the travellin’ strings at the Hilltops Social Club. Friday 27th March from 7pm. Tickets available from the Town Clerk. Price £10 to include a hot supper.

Blackrod Town Council Website

It is our hope that you will find it a useful resource not just for all the residents of Blackrod and its surrounding areas, but also for visitors to the area. You will find contact information for your councillors as well as information about council meetings, agendas and events, also we have included some handy links to other websites that we think you may find useful. Please explore the site and if you have any comments or suggestions as to other things that could be added at a later date, contact The Town Clerk and Proper Officer for the Town Council of Blackrod using the details on the ‘Contact’ menu. Thank you for taking the time to look at our website, and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Blackrod Town Council Minutes

  • Council Minutes: Monday 6th January 2020
  • Council Minutes: Monday 2nd December 2019
  • Council Minutes: Monday 4th November 2019

Blackrod Events Diary

  • Mayor’s News: Mayor’s charity Event
  • Event: Community Carol Singing with the Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Announcement: Blackrod Remembrance Day Service and Parade 2018

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