What do you love about Bolton? We want as many people, of all ages, backgrounds and communities to take part. We’d love to hear from you, because it is your experience that matters. Fill in the ‘I LOVE BOLTON BECAUSE…’ forms at locations across the town or submit the form. Your responses will help us create a campaign that will let everyone in the UK and the world know what a wonderful place Bolton is to live, work, study, visit and invest.
From musicians to designers, artists to poets, there’s no shortage of talent here in Bolton and often in the most surprising of places.
Chief Executive, The Octagon Theatre
I love Bolton because there are lots of good schools and teachers and you can learn a lot.
Alistair Ashworth, aged seven
Year 2 pupil at Beaumont Primary School
I love Bolton because I just love the North of England. I’m from the North East, but the northern sense of humour is fantastic. We can all laugh at each other and ourselves and that’s what is so special about us.
Britain’s Got Talent finalist
I love Bolton for its sense of community, positive approach and sense of purpose.
Headmaster, Bolton School Boys' Division
I love Bolton because I feel safe and there are lots of places to visit, especially places to eat out, with my family.
Ashfaq Jiva, aged 9
Year 4 pupil at Beaumont Primary School
I love Bolton because it has diversity and culture, and everyone in Bolton is accepted and loved for who they are or what they want to be.
Chair of Children in Care Council (Voice 4 U)
I love Bolton because the food and drink festival is such an amazing event; it takes over the whole of the town centre and everyone gets involved.
Celebrity chef, pictured with his nine-year-old daughter Isabella
I love Bolton because of the love, pride and support the people have for our Hospice, supporting people from across the town at a time of great need.
Chair, Bolton Hospice
It’s a very friendly place with some impressive architecture and surrounded by such beautiful countryside. There are some big changes planned as health and social care work closely together to improve the lives of the people who live here and I feel privileged and passionate about that.
Dr Jackie Bene OBE
Chief Executive, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
The best of Bolton continues to be its people. Working in a public Library and Museum I get to hear many stories old and new, of pride, passion and love for our town.
Collections Manager, Library and Museum Service
I love Bolton because it has given me the opportunity to study a subject I love at the University of Bolton, within commuting distance of my home town.
BA (Hons) Photography student from Rossendale