This week we have been……

On our first Welcome Walk with the Woodland Trust….

 

On Saturday the 14th we gathered at Barrow Bridge for a really wonderful guided walk around Smithill’s Estate. We got to see our ancient woodland which is becoming so important to conserve.  We also go to meet lots of new people and to show just how easy it is to access our amazing countryside…

 

Some dates for the diary…

 

SEWING SISTERS are back up and running every Monday after their summer holidays – 10.00 at Friends Meeting House

21st September – Bolton Pride

 

Community Group News…

The Sewing Sisters are back up and running at Friends Meeting House every Monday 10.00-12.00…

The Octagon Sanctuary Drama group is still on holiday but will be back treading the boards from the 3rd October 12.00-2.00 at the Octagon Market Place

The Sanctuary Story Tellers ladies group is still running throughout summer at Bolton Central Library on a Wednesday 10.00-12.00.

City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. City of Sanctuary’s network of local groups includes over 50 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, all working to build to building this culture of welcome across every sphere of society.

For many years Bolton has offered a home to people whose lives were in danger in their own countries. Many have lost their homes and families, but they have brought new skills, music, food and hard work to build up our town.
City of Sanctuary supporters in Bolton so far include Bolton at Home, the Octagon Theatre, Bolton Council of Mosques, Bolton Hindu Forum, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Bolton CVS, Urban Outreach, British Red Cross, BRASS, the Destitution Project, Bolton Parish Church and a range of churches and community groups. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
The group would like more local organisations and individuals to help in making Bolton proud to be a place of safety. It is planning to organise talks and events to bring Bolton people together, to fund raise and recruit volunteers