Town to set out its vision 


Delegates from Bolton’s public, private, faith, voluntary, education and community organisations are coming together to reflect on the town’s big issues.

The annual Vision Conference returns for a 12th successive year, and will take place on Tuesday (December 8).

The Bolton Vision Partnership will look at how partners are working to improve the quality of life for people in Bolton.

The event is being held in the Reebok Stadium and it will be chaired by Chris Hopkinson, joint Managing Director of Mark II, a Bolton-based logistics company.

Included in the partnership are Bolton Council, NHS Bolton, Greater Manchester Police, the University, Bolton Community College, Bolton Community and Voluntary Services, and a range of other partners.

The conference will reflect on progress in the past year before considering some of the priorities for the coming year. Delegates will have an opportunity to comment on the challenges for 2010 in a range of workshops.

Delegates will also have an opportunity to take part in a question and answer session with a panel made up of the Chief Executives of major organisations in the town.

Councillor Cliff Morris, Leader of Bolton Council, believes the work of the partnership has the potential to bring increased success and investment to the town.

He said: “One of the main aims of the council and all its partners in the Bolton family is to tackle inequality wherever we find it, and the Vision Partnership is vital to do this. Bolton is developing into a vibrant, healthy and prosperous place and the work of our partners will help us to continue this development, despite the challenges that lie ahead of us.”

Chris Hopkinson, Chair of the Bolton Vision Conference, added: “It is vital that we work together to ensure that the tough economic climate does not hit our most vulnerable members of the Bolton family."

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