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 of the amazingly warm and friendly welcome we get from the people of this town. One of the major things for Ironman is to come to communities that want us. We feel like we belong here, we feel like part of the family.
Managing Director of Ironman UK and Ireland
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 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 of its rich history and its bright future.
Paul Heathcote MBE
Award-winning Chef and Restaurateur
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 my family are here, a job I love at BACKUP is here. It’s home. And home is where the heart is. Bolton has heart.
Chief Executive, BACKUP North West charity
I love Bolton because the people are friendly, frank and funny and because there is a great sense of collaboration between the headteachers in the borough, who are all working in the best interests of the next generation.
Headmistress, Bolton School Girls' Division
I love Bolton because we do a lot to make the environment better - we care about the planet.
Danyaal Fulat, aged 10
Year 5 pupil at Beaumont Primary School
I get to meet some lovely people and children through the community work I do which I love and enjoy. I hope we can bring unity to the community!
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
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