Failsworth lies on the Rochdale Canal and the north bank of the River Medlock, within the orbital M60 motorway.
Failsworths major landmark is the Failsworth Pole a former Maypole; it includes the village of Woodhouses and nearby Daisy Nook Country Park. One notable resident was the poet Ben Brierley.
Hollinwood is an old industrial district, contiguous with Chadderton and Failsworth at Junction 22 of the M60. The area was initially occupied by cotton mill workers, then colliers who worked at Oak and Bower. A notable resident was Albert Pierrepoint (the famous hangman who owned a pub on Manchester Road).
How decisions are made about your neighbourhood
All the elected members for the Failsworth and Hollinwood Wards regularly come together as the District Executive to discuss and make decisions about things that affect local people.
The District Executive sets the local priorities in the District Plan, and works closely with services and partners to achieve these priorities.
Its led by the District Executive Chair, who is supported by the Vice Chair. The Chair and Vice Chair champion the interests of the district at a borough-wide level and support many important events and initiatives throughout the district.
- Failsworth and Hollinwood District Executive Chair: Cllr Elaine Garry
- Failsworth and Hollinwood District Executive Vice Chair: Cllr Norman Briggs
Meet with the District Executive
District Executive meetings are open to the public to come and observe. You can also submit questions to your elected members to be answered at the District Executive meeting. The minutes and agendas of these meetings are all available on-line.
If you would like to submit a question to the District Executive you can do so by letter, email or in person up to 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting.
Challenge a decision made by the District Executive
If you disagree with a decision made by your District Executive, you can collect 100 signatures to force the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to review the decision.
There are some exceptions, details available in the petition template.
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Love where you live
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Your District Team
Your District Team works at district level to improve the neighbourhoods they serve. The team is led by a District Co-ordinator who works with a wide range of services and organisations to meet the unique needs of the District.
Your District Co-ordinator is Penny Kenworthy
Councillors and ward surgeries
Find out who your local Councillors are.
Councillors hold regular ward surgeries where you can discuss any issues in your neighbourhood.
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