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Blackrod Town Council – Events Diary

14th
May 2018
Announcement: 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 became the Town Mayor for the year 2018-2019. Councillor Batchelor will be joined by his Mayoress Mrs Karen Batchelor and supported by Deputy Counsellor 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.
14th
May 2018
Announcement: 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.
30th
Apr 2018
Announcement: Mrs Susan Gaskell, newly elected council representative
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.
29th
Dec 2017
Announcement: Mrs Susan Warburton, newly elected council representative
Blackrod Town Council are pleased to announce that they have successfully Co-opted a new member of the team. Mrs Susan Warburton, Landlady of the Poachers Pub in Blackrod. Mrs Warburton will replace the vacancy in the South Ward, which had been previously held by Mrs Pat Barrow (Dec’d). Friends and family joined Susan and fellow councillors to witness Mrs Warburton take her Oath of Office of Town Councillor and Town Council colleagues look forward to working alongside Councillor Mrs Warburton over the coming months.
5th
Dec 2017
Announcement: Lighting of the Christmas Tree
The Town Mayor was delighted with the very strong turn out for the annual switching on of the Blackrod Christmas Tree. The Mayor was ably assisted in the task of switch on the tree by members of Blackrod Town Council’s Youth Division and following a short service over 200 local residents made their way to St Andrews’s Hall to be entertained by Blackrod Community Choir and young performers who acted out the Christmas story for those present. Seasonal refreshments were laid on by Blackrod Town Council.
12th
Nov 2017
Announcement: Remembrance Day Service, Sunday 12th November 2017
The Town Mayor Mrs Isabel Seddon and members of the Town Council and local dignitaries led the way on this year’s Remembrance Day Service This well attended event saw many local residents and dignitaries join the parade and their way from the Cenotaph to the full service of Remembrance held at St Katharine’s Church, to the sounds of the rousing accompaniment performed by Greenfield Band. Refreshments were later served at the Hilltops Social Club donated by the Town Council.
20th
Mar 2017
Announcement: Blackrod Sports and Community Centre

Blackrod Sports and Community Centre (BSaCC), Greenbarn Way, Blackrod, BL6 5TA

Expression of Interest for: Centre Development Manager

Have you experience and a track record in:
  • Securing funds for capital improvements and revenue grants for a new charitable organisation?
  • Supporting, developing and managing volunteers?
  • Delivering our vision of a successful, well run and welcoming local sports and community facility?
 
Could you:
  • Service and report to the Charity Trustees, the project funders, Centre users and Bolton Council?
  • Get a diverse programme of community, social, sports and leisure activities up and running?
  • Achieve a breakeven financial position to keep the Centre going year on year?
 
If YES please:
  • Read the one page summary (attached PDF file) for more information, and
  • E-mail your A4 one side Expression of Interest to drstevesharples@psconsultants.org.uk by Friday 21 April 2017
 
Once the funding is confirmed for this post:
  • It will be advertised widely as a formal employment opportunity.
  • Full details and an application form will be sent to all those who reply to this initial expression of interest. Thank you.

6th
Mar 2017
Announcement: Mr John Price, newly elected council representative
Following the recent Bi Election within the Blackrod Community, The Mayor, Town Clerk and members of Blackrod Town Council are delighted to welcome Mr John Price (Independent Non Political) as the newly elected council representative for the North Ward in Blackrod. Mr Price will take up his role officially following the taking and signing of the Declaration Of Office on Monday March 6th 2017 at the start of the Town Council Meeting. The Town Council looks forward to working alongside their new member.

28th
Feb 2017
Announcement: The Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan is well under way…
The Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan is well under way, thanks to everyone who attended the first public meeting on 28th February 2017 and to those who are participating and giving their time to the project. The Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan is not being ran by Blackrod Town Council, however if you are looking for information on the Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan then you will find the website address under the Useful Links section or alternatively please visit the Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan website here: www.blackrodneighbourhoodplan.org.uk

6th
Dec 2016
Event: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Tuesday 6th December 2016, 6:30pm.
LIGHTING UP BLACKROD! Community Carol Singing and Lighting up the Christmas Tree on Tuesday 6th December, 6.30pm. The Mayor of Blackrod will be switching on the lights on Blackrod’s Christmas Tree, on the green opposite Blackrod Library. With singing of carols accompanied by the Rhapsody Community Choir. Everyone is welcome to join in!

8th
Sep 2016
Mayor’s News: Body Shop At Home Party, Thursday 8th September.
Body Shop At Home Party, Thursday 8th September.

To be held in the Council Chambers in the Library building.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets just £2.00.

Hosted by the Mayor Of Blackrod in aid of the Mayor’s charities which include:

  • Special Educational Needs in the Blackrod Schools
  • Bolton centre for blind people

  • Please see attached poster for more details.

2nd
Jul 2016
Event: Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2016, 2nd and 3rd July 2016
Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2016, 2nd and 3rd July 2016.

Announcement 16/06/16: The “Scare” of a closed road has been lifted!!!

Planned structural roadworks by United Utilities on the location of Station Road, Blackrod had threatened to disrupt the Highly Successful 10th Annual Blackrod Scarecrow Festival being held over the weekend of 2nd/ 3rd July 2016. Following an appeal by the Town Mayor, Councillor Ann Cunliffe on behalf of the Town Council and Residents of Blackrod, United Utilities have agreed to liaise with Bolton Council Highways in order to rearrange these structural improvements as a gesture of good will. The proposed highway works will now take place on the 8th July.
The Town Mayor, Councillor Cunliffe stated that she had intervened on behalf of the people of Blackrod by appealing to United Utility’s “better nature”. The Town Mayor said that “once I had explained the situation to United Utilities, how these structural works on Station Road, which is a major route in to the village would split the village in two and that Blackrod holds this major event each year and it is attended by many thousands of visitors, United Utilities fully understood the situation and I am grateful that a possible disaster has now been avoided and Blackrod residents thank them for their cooperation. Mrs Jean Hibbert, organiser of the Blackrod Scarecrow Festival was also delighted with the outcome and said” A million thanks to all those that have assisted in getting the planned works rescheduled, now the folks from Horwich can also come and join us, which is very good news indeed”.
Blackrod Scarecrow Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd July 2016. Come along and meet the Scarecrows, spot the celebrities and enjoy a great fun filled weekend for all the family.


4th
Jul 2015
Event: Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2015, 4th – 5th July 2015
Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2015 4th – 5th July 2015.

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