See Events Diary for a complete list.
*The next meeting of the Blackrod & Horwich Area Forum*
The next meeting of the Blackrod & Horwich Area Forum will be held in the Horwich RMI on 8th October 2019 at 7pm. The forum will include presentations from the Department of Health as well as a presentation of ideas for Station Park, Horwich
*Blackrod Remembrance Service*
The Blackrod Remembrance Service will be held on Sunday 10th November 2019 at 2.15pm at the Cenotaph in Blackrod Cemetery. The service will be followed by the parade to St Katharine’s Church for the service of Remembrance commencing at 3pm. Refreshments will be served for parade walkers in the Hilltops Social Club on Hill lane.
*Blackrod Christmas Tree Lighting*
The Blackrod Christmas Tree Lighting service will be held on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 6.30pm at the tree on Blackhorse Street, followed by seasonal refreshments and musical entertainment served in St Katharine’s Church.
*Blackrod Town Council elected their new Mayor*
Monday 13th May 2019. Blackrod Town Council elected their new Mayor Councillor John Price on Monday evening for the year 2019 - 2020, in front of Council members family and friends and members of the public.
He will be supported by his consort Mayoress Mrs Sandra Price The Mayors Civic Sunday will take place at St Katharine's Church in Blackrod on Sunday 19th May 2019 at 11am Councillor Price spoke about how proud he was to be taking on the role of Mayor of Blackrod and asked members and guests present to give a vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor and Mayoress Mr Scott Batchelor and wife Karen.
*Community Carol Singing with the Christmas Tree Lighting*
Tuesday 4th December 2018 at 6:30pm. By the Mayor of Blackrod & Friends. Following the dedication everyone is warmly invited to refreshments and more Carol singing at St. Andrews, Hill Lane, Blackrod BL6 5JP. Open THIS POSTER for more details.
*Enormous THANK YOU!*
The Mayor, Town Clerk and Council Members would like to give an enormous thank you to all the members of Blackrod Community and others, who turned out to support the recent 2018 Remembrance Day Service. The hundreds of people who turned up at the Cenotaph on a drizzly grey morning exceeded all expectations and showed the true grit of Blackrod folks who were determined that this years’ Service of Remembrance including the commemoration of the end of World War One would be a fitting tribute – even if a band hadn’t been made available!
Volunteer Pipers , Drum and Trumpet Players, Collective Blackrod School Choirs and music played through a tannoy system to the marching crowds all played their part in making the Remembrance Service a success as well as those who assisted in the background. Well Done everyone you made the Village of Blackrod extremely proud.
*Blackrod Remembrance Day Service and Parade 2018*
The Blackrod Service of Remembrance and Maroons will both take place on Sunday 11th November 2018 from 10.30am. Proceedings will commence at the Cenotaph in the Cemetery Grounds promptly at 10.30am and include a collective Blackrod schools choir in addition to the normal service of Remembrance. The second part of the service will continue with the Remembrance Day Parade leaving the Cenotaph at approximately 11.05am and marching through the village to St Katharine’s Church for the Remembrance Day Service which will commence at approximately 11.45am.
*Neighbourhood Alliance Market Place Event*
Friday 29th June, 11 am - 1 pm.
Have you heard about the Bolton Plan for health and care? This is YOUR chance to meet some of the people who will be supporting YOUR neighbourhood. Health and
Wellbeing Market Place. Open THIS POSTER for more details.
*Blackrod have a new Mayor*
Blackrod have a new Mayor. At the Annual Meeting of the Town Council attended by over 55 friends, family and local residents, Councillor Mr Scott Batchelor was elected to become the Town Mayor for the year 2018-2019. Councillor Batchelor will be joined by his Mayoress Mrs Karen Batchelor and supported by Deputy Mayor Councillor Mr John Price and wife Sandra. Blackrod Town Council wish the new civic dignitaries all the very best for the forthcoming year when they will be out and about representing the local residents of Blackrod over a very busy year.
*Mrs Susan Gaskell*
Blackrod Town Council are pleased to announce that they have successfully Co-opted a new member of the team. Mrs Susan Gaskell has been appointed as Councillor for the Central Ward of Blackrod, replacing Mrs Ann Cunliffe who retired from her Local council role., Friends and family joined Susan and fellow councillors to witness Mrs Gaskell take her Oath of Office of Town Councillor at the council meeting held on April 30th. The Town Council is now fully represented again across all three wards in the village.
*2017-2018 Retiring Mayor*
Retiring Mayor Councillor Mrs Isabel Seddon presented over £3500, raised through her Mayoral year to local charities and good causes. These included Bolton Parkinsons Group: Blackrod Guiding Association and AFC Masters a local disability group. Friends and family and local dignitaries gathered at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council to wish Councillor Mrs Seddon a well earned rest after a long event filled year. The retiring Mayor was presented with a beautiful flower arrangement as a thank you from Town Council colleagues.