Free courses for young people 


An exciting range of free activities for young people is about to start in Tonge and the Haulgh, thanks to Bolton Council and local community groups.

The Council’s Area Forum, Neighbourhood Management and Youth Services teams have worked together with North Haulgh Community Group to develop a whole set of activities for local children and young people, ranging from martial arts to hair and beauty tips from experts.

All sessions are free and will be held at the old police station at Castle Street on Friday evenings from around 5.30pm onwards. The first sessions start on Friday 22 October.

Linda Thomas, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Corporate Resources and Health said: “It’s really important that young people are able to get involved in activities in their local area, but we are aware that in the current economic climate that many parents cannot afford to pay for these hobbies and activities.

"We hope that these free sessions which include martial arts, hair and beauty and arts and crafts allow young people to pursue their interests and develop skills which they can use in the future.”

The full details of the sessions are as follows (all sessions on Fridays):

Learn how to be a martial arts warrior with Northwest Warriors

7pm - 8pm for 11 – 15 year olds

8pm - 9pm for 16 – 19 year olds

Hair and beauty sessions with Style Wise

Get tips and tricks from beauty experts to create your very own catwalk image.



Mobile youth club (in the courtyard at the rear of the police station)

Get moving with the mobile youth club at Box 1, where you can challenge new friends on the Wii, get crafty or get arty.

5:30pm – 8:30pm


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