Published: Friday, 10th May 2024

Farnworth residents and businesses are being asked their views on the vision for the town's long term plan.

Fanrworth leisure centreIn recent years, funding has been secured that has enabled investment in Farnworth, including the Future High Street Fund and funding from the Greater Manchester Investment Fund.

This has seen the Leisure Centre being upgraded, new homes, shops, and a community hub at Farnworth Green, and street improvements, which started in April 2024.

Further funding has now been secured through the Long Term Plan for Towns programme which will see £20m invested in the town, spread over the next ten years.

This will enable the delivery of projects that address key issues facing the residents and businesses, and can be physical improvements or support smaller scale community initiatives and activities.

The council are inviting people to share challenges, opportunities, and ideas to understand what people think the vision should be for the town in ten years.

Bolton Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Akhtar Zaman, said:

“We are putting the building blocks in place to help us set out a plan for the delivery of our long-term project in Farnworth.

“This initiative needs to be shaped by residents, so we invite you to contribute through the online website and in-person events.

“I encourage all residents and businesses to have their say.”

Engagement events where the public can share their views are being held:

  • 20th May, 12.30 to 3.00pm, New Bury UCAN Centre, reception area.
  • 20th May, 4.00 to 6.30pm, Farnworth Start Well and Young People's Centre, King Street.

As well as in-person events, the public are invited to visit the dedicated website for the Farnworth Long Term Plan.

If you have any questions about the engagement activities, please contact