Published: Saturday, 16th Nov 2019

Update for Sunday 17 November


An official donation page has been set up following the fire at the Cube student accommodation.


The fire service, police, ambulance service, the University of Bolton, housing associations, Bolton Council, voluntary groups, businesses, Bolton Wanderers, and the public have all rallied together to deal with the fire at the Cube student accommodation and its aftermath.

The University of Bolton has thanked everyone involved especially those who have donated toiletries and other items. The Bolton Student Flats Fire Appeal has been set up to support over 200 students who have been affected by the fire that took place in Bolton on Friday 15th November.

It has been set up as part of the Greater Manchester Disaster Relief Fund which is governed and managed by Forever Manchester (registered charity no.1017504). Forever Manchester work closely with the Greater Manchester Civil Contingencies and Resilience Unit.

The aim of the Greater Manchester Disaster Relief Fund is to provide financial support to victims of large scale disasters.

The donation page can be found here:


Road closures

Bradshawgate is now open to traffic both ways. Only one lane is open on the side where the Cube is. Possible queues when turning right at the Balmoral onto Great Moor Street


Statement from Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr David Greenhalgh, following the fire at The Cube:


Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor David Greenhalgh, said: “This was a terrible incident and I would like to pay tribute to Greater Manchester Fire Service and the other fire services that supported them.

“Everyone has rallied together. Council staff were on site immediately and throughout the night supporting the emergency services, the university and housing associations, and we will continue to help.

“I was here last night with cabinet colleagues and we saw first-hand the fantastic work of the emergency services. I can’t compliment them enough.

“I’d like to pay special tribute to the university and to the neighbouring housing associations who worked together to rehouse people from the building and those nearby which were evacuated.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to the student ambassadors, who I met last night, and who went banging on doors to get everybody out.

“Once again a huge thank you to everybody who has made this operation move swiftly.”