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Exciting News…….

Finally some dates for your diary:

Woodland Trust Welcome Walk 19th September

Station Community Walk 26th September

More details will follow as we finalise the details but please put the dates in your diary for some safe, socially distanced and fun walks!!

 

Climate Emergency

It’s a year since Bolton Council declared a state of Climate emergency and there will be an awareness raising afternoon on Saturday 29th August.

Here are the plans so far:

Bolton Council declared a state of Climate emergency in August 2019, setting down a list of 13 commitments to enable Bolton to play its part in averting the global crisis.

To mark the first anniversary of this declaration, Bolton XR are planning an action in Bolton Town Centre on Saturday 29th August 2020 and hope to gather support from the wider community of Bolton. The key message is ‘There is no time to lose, we need to act now to avert climate crisis’. We would like to raise awareness of this and encourage people to think of Bolton as ‘Our Green Town.’

The plans for the action on 29th August are being drawn up in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. Meet at 12 NOON  at the Spa Road car park in Queens Park for a short walk or cycle into Bolton town centre. From 1.00pm there will be information boards, displays speeches, socially distanced conversations and information sharing.

We would like as many people as possible to come and to show the council and Bolton residents what community groups do and how they feel about the issue of climate and the natural world.

Would anybody be interested in coming as an individual or with others?

 

 

 

Donate to Keep Bolton Connected

The Covid-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for asylum seekers to stay in touch or reach the vital services they need.  Limited or no access to internet and IT equipment, due to the cost of equipment and internet services,  leaves people unable to contact friends, social groups and help, for themselves and their families. We would like, with your kind support, to provide basic internet connectivity and equipment to allow children to access education and parents to stay in touch with the outside world.

In partnership with BRASS,  Destitution Project, Churches of Bolton and Bolton at Home we are asking for donations of any unused working laptops, tablets, i-pads and smartphones.  We will collect them and redistribute them to help provide better connectivity.

Please download and print or share the flyer if yo are able to.

CoSB IT Donations flyer

 

 


The “Wildlife Buzz!” Awards – Family Friendly Zoom Event!

Would you like to know about the wildlife on your door step and the different habitats they live in?

The Woodland Trust and Rusticus theatre company are hosting a free, unique family- friendly online awards ceremony and sharing celebration! You’ll get a chance to consult with Woodland Trust experts, and have an audience with some truly amazing animals in this fun and engaging event for all ages.

If you’re interested in joining in the fun, or would like to know more information please email us at [email protected]

Saturday 15th August 12.00pm – Tickets £5.00

 

https://woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/thewildlifebuzzawardsbroadcastlivefromsmithillsestate

 

Great news about English Classes!

Please click on the links below for more information on how to join a Talk English class

أخبار رائعة عن دروس اللغة الإنجليزية
يرجى النقر على الروابط لمزيد من المعلومات حول تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية

General - ESOL Skills for Life Pathways to community interpreting

 

 

 

 

 

About The Great Get Together

“The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on the 16th of June 2016. In her first speech in Parliament, Jo said, ”We have more in common than that which divides us”. Through the Great Get Together, we ask people across the country to embrace Jo’s words and celebrate the belief that community makes us. We ask people to connect with others and show the power we have as a community.

Jo’s family and friends first organised the Great Get Together in 2017, and since then we have seen millions of people across the country take part in thousands of events”

 

The Great Bolton Connect Together Picnic – 20th June 2020

It’s been a strange few months for the Bolton Community, and for communities around the world as we’ve all had to reduce our social contact a great deal during the pandemic. As we start to come out of the lockdown and return to something like normal, we wanted to share some of the positive community ventures that took place during this time.

The Great Get Together is a national initiative that begun in 2017 as a way of honouring the memory of MP Jo Cox. The event encourages people to get together with others in their community to celebrate what we have in common.

This year, we couldn’t get together in person, but organisations across Bolton wanted to ensure we could capture the spirit of the Great Get Together. The Woodland Trust, The Octagon theatre, City of Sanctuary and Bolton Interfaith council developed The Bolton Great Connect Together Picnic. Taking place on Saturday the 20th June, The Great Bolton Get Together Picnic was an online event which encouraged families and individuals to hold a picnic in their garden, their front room or their local park.

As a collective, we created a digital pack of resources with suggested activities provided by the various organisations to make the event as interactive as possible. We made sure the most vulnerable in our community were able to take part by providing hard copies and resources for those who might otherwise not be able to take part.

We were thrilled to see the pictures from people across Bolton joining in!

©Imogen Welch—Octagon Theatre  Bolton

 

 

 

Please see the link below to the full newsletter for this month…..

CoSB Newsletter July 2020

 

 

 

A Useful link for BAME

https://www.gmcvo.org.uk/Coronavirus/BAMEsupport

 

 

 

Some useful details from Healthwatch Bolton

Here is some information you may find useful if you are self-isolating or ‘shielding’ during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. The companies below are doing home delivery services but please do check the areas where they deliver before placing any orders. We are merely sharing this informaton with you, we do not endorse nor or we advertising any of the private companies listed below. We hope you find this useful.

Food Banks:
Bolton Nice: 07900 535403
Homeless Aid UK: 07940 004449 / 07973 214603
Urban Outreach: 01204 385848

Foods: (n.b. all listed services deliver)

Greengrocers:

A Small Good Thing – 07972 287108, [email protected], https://www.asmallgoodthing.co.uk/ – Various collection points

John Bates, Bolton Market, 01204 384520 – Bolton Wide
Liptrott’s Fruit and Veg, Bolton Market, 07456 502250 – Bolton Wide
Bannisters, Bolton Market, 07459 547960 – Bolton Wide
Grundy’s Fruit and Veg, Bolton Market, 07870 648298 – Bolton Wide
Strawberry Gardens, Bolton Market, 07890 587224 – Bolton Wide
Martin R Taylor, 01942 617957, www.yourfresh.co.uk

Bettaveg, 0161 321 8244, www.bettaveghomedelivery.co.uk
MacVeg (independent hampers) 07543 585588

Oliver Turner, Access To Veg, 07527 018989 – Bolton Wide
Spread Eagle, Eagley, 01204 227734 – BL7
Cross Guns, Egerton, 01204 291204 – BL7
Morrison’s Food Boxes: https://www.morrisons.com/food-boxes/ – National
Oliver Kay Produce, 0844 847 9790, Produce House, Britannia Way, BL2 – National

Milk, Dairy & Eggs:

John Lowe, Milkman: 07791 393455. Holts Farm, Bromley Cross – BL7

Smithills Open Farm Dairy: 07885 764381 https://www.smithillsopenfarm.co.uk/milk-deliveries/ – BL1

Gareth, CSB Dairies, 07841 642073 – BL3

Mike, Henson’s Dairies, 079575 74460 – Farnworth and Kearsley

Meats:

PS Wholesale Meats, Astley Bridge, 01204 597453 – Bolton Wide
Zane, Walshes, Bolton Market, 07596 565400 – Bolton Wide
Karl’s, Bolton Market, 01204 520980 – Bolton Wide
Unsworth’s Deli Goods (also sells cheese), Bolton Market:
01942 269541 / 07702 515792 / 07809 336559 – Bolton Wide
Salmon King, Bolton Market, 07581 185232 – Bolton Wide
D Hamer, Bolton Market, 07526 590293 – Bolton Wide

Stanley Gittins, The Quality Stall, Bolton Market, 07849 293550 – Bolton Wide

Choice Cuts Meat, Bolton Market:
07788 457551 / 07787 833489 / 01204 559549 – Bolton Wide
TPB Foods, Tonge Bridge, 01204 528357 – Bolton Wide
Fraser’s, 272 Rishton Lane, Great Lever, 01204 523278 – BL3
[email protected] contactless drive by, collection, delivery for shielding group.
Spread Eagle, Eagley, 01204 227734 – BL7
Cross Guns, Egerton, 01204 291204 – BL7

Fishmongers:
Jessica Kay, MPJ, Bolton Market, 0754 3585588 – Bolton Wide
Salmon King, Bolton Market, 07581 185232 – Bolton Wide
D Hamer, Bolton Market, 07526 590293 – Bolton Wide

Groceries including household cleaning and toiletries

A Small Good Thing – 07972 287108, [email protected], https://www.asmallgoodthing.co.uk/ – Various collection points

Fresh bread:

Pretzel and Spelt, Crompton Way – 07401 131522

Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery, 01204 696204, www.greenhalghs.com/ – Bolton Wide

Local Breweries:

Northern Monkey Brew Co: Nelson Square, Bolton, 07737 125629
Twitter: @NMonkeyBrewCo

Pet Supplies:

Lee Lane Pets, 135-137 Lee Lane, Horwich, BL6. 01204 692938

Allbreeds Pet Supplies, 444 Tonge Moor Rd, Bolton, BL2. 01204 307170

Useful Numbers:
Bolton Council “Shielding Group” helpline: 01204 337221
Childline: 0800 1111
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
National Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Endeavour Project (Abuse/Domestic Violence): 01204 394842
Samaritans: 116 123
Bolton Carers Support: 01204 363056
Bolton At Home: 01204 328000
MIND: 0300 123 3393
Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH, for existing users and carers)
Age UK: 0800 169 6565

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Announcement

In order to comply with the government guidelines we have currently suspended all activities -theses include all the planned activities and the groups that we help to run:

  • Talk English
  • Ladies Drama
  • Sanctuary Story Tellers
  • Sewing Sisters

These will remain suspended until further notice – We will update his as we can.

We are also postponing our AGM until we can set a new date – this as originally planned for the 2nd April.

The calendar section of this website has been removed to avoid any conflicting information – this will be re-instated once we get more news.

 

We have set up a City of Sanctuary Bolton WhatsApp group so that we can still stay in touch and share experiences and news – please share this link and please do join us. (You may have to copy and paste the link in your phone browser)

https://chat.whatsapp.com/E3rZCA2VeLp0OMXKoG7qKN

 

Please see below the March Newsletter

 

Newsletter March 2020

 

 

 

 

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

City of Sanctuary UK Information