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 I get to present on the radio – it’s amazing.
James Wilson, aged 11
Bolton FM’s youngest presenter
It is a real place with real people and real personality, together with a desire to grow and innovate.
Chief Executive, Moorgarth
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
I love Bolton because it's the place to be, be inspired, be loved, be prosperous, be entertained, be active.
Development Manager of Bolton Solidarity Community Association, Chair of Bolton CVS
My work has taken me to many places in the world but there is only one I call home. I was born in Bolton and have always lived in Bolton. This is my home.
Pastor Derek Smith
We are lucky we have so much in our town, cinemas, shops, a college which I attend and have been extremely helpful and flexible when I need to train and I’m competing.
Special Olympics triple gold medallist
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
I love Bolton because everyone is friendly. You can always have a conversation with a stranger wherever you go in Bolton and people always brighten your day with a smile.
Director of Strategic Transformation, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
I love Bolton because when you go walking up Rivington Pike and get to the top you can see the whole of Bolton.
Hannah Ahmed, aged eight
Year 3 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
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