Bolton Green Umbrella was formed in August 2016 when a small number of like-minded people talked about how encouraging and motivating it was that we had at last discovered each others’ existence.
For years each of us had been despairing of the deterioration we saw in our town; the loss of the pride in one’s own community that used to exist.
That’s the spirit we want to recover in our town.
For more information about us, please click here.
Our mission is to act as an umbrella organisation which recognises and supports volunteer and community groups who look after the environment in Bolton.
We seek out groups and like-minded individuals to form a network that promotes our aim of making Bolton a cleaner and greener town for all its residents. We work together to restore pride in our town, and take responsibility for our own back yard.
We also work to commit local organisations and businesses to care for and maintain the area around their premises, volunteer their time and/or resources to a local volunteer group or project.
We aim to promote, support and encourage local volunteer groups and individuals who work to improve their environment. To view local groups, please see our local groups page. If you are involved with a local group, please consider adding your details to this site.
We ask local organisations and businesses to commit to caring for the environment around their places of business, and supporting local voluntary activities. To view local organisations, please see our organisations page. If you are involved with a local organisation or business, please consider adding your details to this site.
Many organisations commit to looking after the environment by taking our pledge. For more details about the organisations and the pledge, please see our organisations page.
Kingfisher Trail Volunteer Group
We meet weekly on Thursdays from 10am until 3pm working along the Kingfisher Trail, anywhere between Jumbles Reservoir and Philips Park.
Our work focuses primarily on practical conservation works, improving habitats and managing the land. However, we do also spend time ensuring the upkeep of access paths and maintaining the trail for use by the public.
We are a friendly group of mixed ages and experience. If you are interested in contributing to our efforts in Bolton please contact Lara Sansun.
Winter Hill Walk : Kate Ashbrook
Bolton Green Umbrella | Tuesday 27 July 2021
A leading national conservation campaigner and veteran of numerous rights of way campaigns has pledged her support to this year’s Winter Hill commemorations.
Kate Ashbrook, the general secretary of Britain’s oldest conservation society, The Open Spaces Society, plans to attend the 125th anniversary walk from Halliwell to Winter Hill on September 5 where she has been invited to speak.
Kate maintains that although rights of access have improved since 1896, there is s More.....
We aim to show volunteers that they are not alone; they are part of something much bigger.
We aim to encourage groups and volunteers to continue their fantastic work.
We aim to acknowledge local groups and volunteers fantastic contribution to our town.
We aim to enable mutual support between groups.
We aim to enable the sharing of ideas and resources.
We aim to give the volunteer body more influence upon Bolton Council, local businesses and organisations.
We aim to provide support and guidance for funding applications.
We aim to offer access to training for volunteers.
We aim to provide advice and support to individuals and fledging groups.
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