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Get set, get ready for the first Chorley 10K


RUNNERS of all ages are getting set to pull on their trainers for the first Chorley 10K and 2K Chorley Family Run, which both take place in Chorley town centre on Sunday 12 May.


The inaugural event, which has been organised by Chorley Council, with support from Fylde Coast Runners, will see 1,200 people take on a scenic two-lap 10K route and over 250 children and families run the shorter 2K route into Astley Park and back.


Both races will start and finish on Market Street in Chorley town centre with the 2K Family Run starting at 9.30am and the 10K race starting at 10.30am.  Family, friends and residents are being urged to line the route and cheer on the runners.


On the day, there will be a festival atmosphere in the town centre with a running village on Fazakerley Street where community groups and local businesses will offer health and fitness information, sports massages and activities.

Additionally, there will be a climbing wall and face painting for children, food and drink stalls and businesses will be open across the town centre, including the Covered Market.

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Annual event organised by the village hall:

Each August Whittle-le-Woods hosts a Flower, Craft and Vegetable Show, held at the village hall on Union Street. 

With prizes awarded for entries in a large number of classes, there's fun to be had for the whole family.  All the class details are set out in the schedule which is made available a few weeks prior to the show.  Your entry paper needs to be returned to the show manager by the Wednesday before the Saturday of the show.  Staging of your exhibits takes place on the morning of the show, and the hall opens at 2pm for the public to view the exhibits. 

There are points awarded to the top three exhibits in each class and there are several trophies that are awarded at 3pm. It is a great opportunity for residents to show off their labours and is a good way to get into entering produce shows.

Here are a few images from previous years - we hope they inspire you to get growing for next year's show!


For more information, check out the village hall's website at :



Whittle-le-Woods Parish Council erect a Christmas tree on the Waterhouse Green traffic island each year. In recent years, though, this has become more than just a switch on - it has become a proper local Christmas event! Lights, refreshments and the switch on ceremony will take place annually some time around the first Saturday of December, with the lights remaining lit until the first Saturday in January. 

Watch out for posters on noticeboards and in other locations around the village to give you year-by-year specific Christmas information, and join us for music and carols, mulled wine and a wonderful family atmosphere - whatever the weather.