Christmas opening times 2013
Christmas and New Year are coming and council staff in our one-stop shops, contact centre and libraries will be available around the key days.
Festive treats for shoppers
Real reindeer, a free Santa’s grotto and street entertainment will provide a magical experience in Bolton town centre this Christmas.
Council to tackle poverty
Bolton Council has approved a series of measures as part of a £1m fund to tackle poverty.
Recycle at Christmas
Bolton Council is reminding residents to recycle their food waste, paper and glass bottles over the fesive season.
Kings and camels come bearing gifts
Three kings bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and...a 100 foot giant wheel...will travel into Bolton tomorrow (Dec 12) to help launch the second phase of the town’s Winter Wonderland.
Conference to promote growth
Leaders from Bolton’s public and community sector organisations will meet at Bolton College on Monday December 2, to lay out their plans for the future.
Return of the Mayors Fair
Residents are invited to come along and bag a bargain at the Mayor’s Charity Christmas Fair.
Alcohol awareness week
People in Bolton are invited to chat to health experts about their drinking habits at a series of events.
Get online to cut fuel bills
Bolton residents who are worried about their energy bills rising this winter are being urged to use a new comparison website.
Be Clear on Cancer
People in Bolton are being urged to ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ as part of a national campaign.
Scheme to curb takeaway litter
Bolton Council is encouraging businesses to take more responsibility for the packaging of the food they sell.
Be prepared for winter
A winter advice day is being held on Thursday, October 31, from 9.30am until 3.30pm in Victoria Square.
Free parking for longer
Free parking will be available on weekdays in Bolton town centre from Monday, October 28.
One Show at Christmas Lights
Amir Khan will be appearing on The One Show and switching on the town’s Christmas lights on November 11.
Stay safe with Streets Ahead
National Personal Safety Day is an annual event aimed at highlighting some of the simple, practical measures that people can take to stay safe, whether at home or out in public.
Power cut in Smithills
Electricity North West are advising of a high voltage fault affecting parts of Smithill's Bolton.
Household waste centre to close
Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority will be closing Blackrod Household Waste Recycling Centre in October and a opening a new Super Site.
Find out facts about shisha
Bolton Council has launched a campaign to warn young people of the health dangers associated with shisha pipe smoking.
One Stop Shop move
Access Bolton is moving some of its services from the One Stop Shop in the Town Hall to the library.
Experts on hand for jobs fair
Apprentice star Adam Corbally is coming to the Bolton Jobs and Skills Fair 2013 this Thursday to help unemployed people find work.
Chemicals found in house
A controlled explosion has now taken place after a jar containing a chemical was found.
Climate change commitment
Bolton Council has signed up to the Climate Local commitment, an inititaive reinforcing the council's commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
Mayoral fundraising events
The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, are holding two public events over the coming months to raise money for key charities.
Road closures for parade
A number of road closures and diversions will be in place in Bolton on Saturday, September 7.
Bolton Food Fest success
Bolton celebrated its eighth Food and Drink Festival, with almost 130,000 visitors over the four days.
An extravaganza of summer entertainment in the town centre to entertain families.
Funding for new homes
Bolton will see 89 new affordable homes built thanks to a £1.9 million funding boost.
Food businesses improve hygiene
Bolton council has announced that the number of food businesses achieving the top two ratings for food hygiene has risen by almost 10% between 2012 and 2013.
Queens Park activities
Queens Park in Bolton will be staging two exciting events simultaneously this Sunday August 4.
Council cracks down on litter
Bolton Council is cracking down on litter in the town centre through a combination of education and enforcement.
Recycling on the rise
Bolton Council has confirmed that recycling tonnage has risen and the amount of residual waste collected has fallen significantly.
Do you know the best in Bolton?
You can nominate any member of staff, team, or project you feel has gone the extra mile to give an excellent service, for the Best Customer Care 2013 award, sponsored by the Bolton News.
Plans for the future
Bolton’s Allocations Plan - Opportunity to have a say on the way an area is developing during the next few years.
Recycling orders on the rise
Bolton Council has confirmed that recycling bin orders are on the rise, following the introduction of the new managed weekly collection service.
Ringley Bridge closure
Ringley Bridge will be closing for major refurbishment work between July and December.
Stop the clock!
Bolton Council will be stopping the Town Hall clock on Tuesday May 21 for the first time in over 20 years.
Free parking in town centre
Bolton council is implementing free weekend parking at three multistorey car parks from the end of May
New waste collections start
New ‘managed weekly’ collections will start on May 13, which will save £2.6m a year and increase recycling levels across the borough.
New jobs for town centre
Bolton Council, and its partners have provided jobs for local residents at a new town centre store.
Have your say on changes to services
Bolton Council is proposing changes to street cleaning, grass cutting and parks, as part of plans to save £1.3m over the next two years.
Residents get a taste of food recycling
Bolton Council has moved a step closer to weekly food waste collection services, with the delivery of 30,000 new food waste containers across the borough.
Door reopens for huge energy savings
Residents who missed out on the chance to take their share of a £3m energy saving scheme are being given another opporutnity to get a better deal
Car parking charges frozen
Bolton Council has frozen car parking charges for on-street parking for the second time in a row.
Council tax to rise by 1.2%
Bolton Council has agreed a council tax rise for its own services of 1.2%; a total increase of 3.5% including precepts
Repairs to speed humps
Essential repairs are to be made to traffic calming measures in Westhoughton.
Blackhorse Street is to close temporarily for road improvements.
Health Mela at Bolton One
For the first time, the University of Bolton will host the town’s annual Health Mela in the new health, leisure and research centre, Bolton One.
Trinity Street work
Motorists are being warned to expect delays on Trinity Street due to gas work.