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 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
It has a strong community spirit and has brilliant groups like the Octagon and fab events for young people like the Teenage Markets.
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 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
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 the friendly supportive people we have who work together to make Bolton a great town.
Rev. Phil Mason
Chaplain, Bolton Wanderers FC
I love Bolton because of the incredible people. Boltonians, considered the friendliest people in Britain, are so welcoming and helpful – always going out of their way to help others.
Nikki Wilson Cook
Centre Manager, Market Place Bolton
Of its generosity. The generosity of the people, the generosity of the countryside and landscapes, the generosity of faith and the generosity of Bolton’s heart.
Chief Executive, Urban Outreach
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
Because of its people, definitely. We know from the staff who work here at the Trust how they will do their absolute best and go out of their way to help patients and their colleagues. Bolton people are extremely caring and proud of where they live. And they should be.
Chief Operating Officer, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust