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.
I love Bolton because we're a friendly bunch of people who aren't afraid to stand up for what we believe in.
Saeed Atcha MBE
Charity CEO and Social Mobility Commissioner
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
We love Bolton because the food and drink festival is a festival for the people – it is magnificent. Bolton is such a diverse place with a huge range of cultures and food. We are very lucky in this country and in a place like Bolton you can eat around the world, there is food from a wide variety of cultures.”
Dave Myers and Si King
The Hairy Bikers
I love Bolton because we are family and it’s always good to see our beautiful twin smile.
Mayor of Paderborn (Bolton’s German Twin Town)
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 of its rich history and its bright future.
Paul Heathcote MBE
Award-winning Chef and Restaurateur
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)
Of the warmth, kindness and generosity of the people. Boltonians should be proud of the fabulous heritage, the architecture and the determination to ensure the town moves with the times and is successful for generations to come.
Centre Manager, Crompton Place
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
We are a diverse group of people from all kinds of backgrounds with a wonderful shared culture and community.