Tonge Moor, Tonge Fold and the Haulgh will be the focal point for a £450k project called Inspiring Communities, providing families and young people in the area with the opportunity to take part in local community activities.
The Inspiring Communities programme is funded through Communities and Local Government, the Department for Children Schools and Families and the Cabinet Office. Bolton is one of fifteen pathfinders awarded £450,000, to raise aspirations amongst the wider community.
The programme focuses on investing in local people and providing projects that get the whole community supporting their young people in their learning and development. The project involves a range of local organisations such as Bolton Council, Bolton at Home and Bolton Lads and Girls Club working together.
Already a group of young people from the area have been working with the awarding winning Ideas Foundation to create a new marketing campaign for Tonge Moor, Tonge Fold and the Haulgh. The campaign involves local heroes and will promote Own Zones, which provide activities for young people in a safe and caring environment.
Councillor Linda Thomas, Executive Member for Corporate Resources and Health commented: “Inspiring communities is a fantastic initiative and will make a great difference to the community within Tonge Moor, Tonge Fold and the Haulgh. The council will be working with a range of local organisations to provide projects which involve the whole community and especially young people.”
Throughout the next year there will be a number of community events in the area, the first of which will be the world famous Cirque Bijou at Castle Hill playing fields on 5 April and Sunday 2 May. The evening promises lots of surprises, stunts and show stopping scenes and will include performances from young Boltonians.