Monthly Archives: April 2011

Stars of Bolton’s communities shine at awards

Last night (Wednesday, April 20) the stars of Bolton’s communities came together at our annual ‘Stars of the Community’ awards. We hold the event each year to reward local volunteers who work to improve their neighbourhoods.

Winners on the night included groups and individuals across ten categories who were nominated by others members of the community and Bolton at Home officers.

Our awards are designed to celebrate the hard work and fantastic achievements of our customers and community groups in improving their neighbourhoods and building stronger communities. Well done to each of our winners and nominees, all of whom have contributed to making Bolton a better place.

It’s always a delight to meet people who are real stars in their communities.  This event gives us a chance to show our appreciation.

Roots to success for new community area

We held a special tree planting ceremony yesterday (Wednesday, April 13) to mark the transfer of Bolton Council’s housing stock toBoltonat Home. We planted the tree at Shackleton Grove, Johnson Fold.

The event was also part of an environmental improvement project, as we’re currently redeveloping a piece of derelict and misused piece of land into a natural space for community use.

Along with members of the local community and project partners – Johnson Fold Residents Association, BoltonWISE and West Bolton Neighbourhood Team – I planted a double cherry tree at the site.

We’re very proud of the work that’s being carried out at Shackleton Grove. Our partners and members of the local community have been working together to turn an overgrown area that attracted fly-tipping and antisocial behaviour into an attractive natural space that can be enjoyed by all.

The tree planting is a small nod to Boltonat Home’s recent transition to a registered housing provider, which will help us to improve homes and estates, benefiting our customers.