Published: Monday, 5th Sep 2022

A new wellbeing website and campaign will make it easier than ever for Bolton residents to get active, try new things and improve both their mental and physical health.

Lets keep bolton moving sept 2022

Let’s Keep Bolton Moving officially launched on Saturday with a special event on Victoria Square.

Originally designed as a resource for residents to find out how to get more active in their local area, the website has expanded to include opportunities to socialise, learn new skills and volunteer with local clubs and groups.

It also features valuable advice on making positive lifestyle choices including information on stopping smoking, cutting down on drinking and improving mental health.

Providers offering wellbeing services can register to include their events while residents can log in and easily find event or activities in their area.

The website will also offer the chance to sign up to Bolton’s Community Champions programme, empowering residents to make a difference in their area by supporting health and wellbeing.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Cllr Susan Baines, was among those who signed up to be a Community Champion at Saturday’s launch event.

The day also featured dance clubs, a walking group, disability bikes, tennis, boxing and a climbing wall.

There were information stalls run by community groups and Age UK, giving a demonstration of the wide range of activities and opportunities that can be found on the new site.

Cllr Baines said: “Getting active is great for our mental and physical health, but there are many other ways to improve our wellbeing that are just as important.

“The Let’s Keep Bolton Moving website and campaign is full of opportunities to try new things, meet new people and get more connected with your local community.

“As a council we are committed to helping residents lead healthier and happier lives and this is a great new resource to help achieve this right across the borough.”