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Bolton’s #Openforbusiness

Visit Bolton is here to help you get the most out of your trip. Never been to Bolton?  We can advise on what to see, where to eat and where to stay.  Please call 01204 332853 or e-mail tourist.info@bolton.gov.uk Take a look at some examples of great days out in Bolton:

What’s open

Bolton has a fantastic choice of shops, entertainment venues, things to do and places to eat and relax.

As more and more shops and businesses reopen their doors to the public come and join us to see what is on offer.

Enjoy life, shop, eat, drink and stay safe

As we continue to come out of lockdown remember to play your part, so that we can all enjoy what the borough has to offer,  these simple steps have been produced to help keep us all safe

  • Keep a 2m safe distance where possible
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitiser
  • Only handle items in shops if you intend to buy
  • Wear a face covering on public transport and in enclosed spaces
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Respect others #bekind

In the town centre you’ll also see our new friendly and approachable town centre ambassadors, all there to assist visitors and help everyone move around the town centre safely and easily, helping with social distancing measures.

Free and easy parking

If you travel into Bolton town centre by car, don’t forget that to help lighten the load we have introduced two hours free parking each weekday, as well as weekends and Bank Holidays (in participating car parks).  For more information see our news article.

Room to move

To help keep visitors safe and observe social distancing, pavements have been temporarily widened to create more space so that everyone can move safely about including, where appropriate, the introduction of one way systems.

We’ve also introduced road traffic calming measures including at NCP Topp Way car park to the town centre and to and from the Transport Interchange.

Advice and support to help businesses

We’re working with all Bolton’s businesses, signposting them to national guidance and resources and offering direct support with our regeneration, planning and licensing teams all helping them reopen safely, in accordance with national guidelines.

For further information -

If your business needs support to safely reopen to the public please visit

www.businessbolton.org./Covid19 #SafeGM #SafeBolton

 

More guidance is available at 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/5-steps-to-working-safely

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches.

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Knit and Natter

Join us for a chat whilst knitting.

Address: Bromley Cross Library , The Crescent, Bromley Cross, BL7 9JR
Tel: 01204 332354
Email: bromley.cross.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 15 Aug 2022 from 15:00 to 17:00

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Art and Craft Group

Come join our friendly arts and crafts group. Get creative and learn new skills at these free sessions.   

Address: Harwood Library, Gate Fold, Harwood, BL2 3HN
Tel: 01204 332340
Email: harwood.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 15 Aug 2022 from 15:00 to 17:00

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Blackrod Local History Group

Do you have an interest in what happened decades and centuries ago in Blackrod? Then join Blackrod’s Local History Group at the Blackrod Library on 3rd Monday of every month 2pm to 4pm. Open

Address: Blackrod Library, Church Street, Blackrod, BL6 5EQ
Tel: 01204 332380
Email: blackrod.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 15 Aug 2022 from 15:00 to 17:00

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Craft A Story - Johnson fold area

During this session, children practise their reading and make a craft around the story they read.These sessions are used to help children improve on their literacy, it encourages creativity through crafts and allows children to learn simple BSL. We encourage children to read and want to provide them with a larger range of reading materials. With the reading reward children are given a book to take home and keep every two weeks. We encourage children to read a home. The children love

Address: 31-33 Johnson Fold Avenue, BL1 5SF
Tel: 01204 522855
Email: enquiries@boltonymca.co.uk

Date and time: 15 Aug 2022 from 16:30 to 17:45

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Summer holiday crafts at High Street Library

Come along to High Street Library this summer for science-themed craft fun. Make everything from 3-D balloons, robots and spinning colour wheels.

Address: High Street Library, High Street, BL3 6SZ
Tel: 01204 332358
Email: high.street.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 15 Aug 2022 from 11:00 to 18:00

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Toddler Tales

Come along to our Toddler Tales sessions and enjoy listening and sharing stories and songs with your little ones.

Address: Farnworth Library, Market Street, Farnworth, BL4 7PG
Tel: 01204 332344
Email: farnworth.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 12:00 to 12:30

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Card Making Group

Join our Age UK group and learn how to craft beautiful cards for any occasion. The charge is £3 per session. Please contact Harwood Library to find out if there are currently free spaces in the group. 

Address: Harwood Library, Gate Fold, Harwood, BL2 3HN
Tel: 01204332340
Email: harwood.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 11:00 to 13:00

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Hear to help

NHS hearing aid support. Get your hearing aid batteries and tubes checked. Sessions take place on the third Tuesday of every month. Free of charge but an appointment is necessary so anyone interested would need to contact Audiology on 01204 390435 or email audiology@boltonnft.nhs.uk    

Address: Breightmet Library, Breightmet Fold Lane, BL2 6NT
Tel: 01204 332352
Email: breightmet.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 11:00 to 13:00

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Learn computer skills

Learn how to use a computer, iPad or android, whether you are an absolute beginner, or you just need to brush up on a few skills.  

Address: Breightmet Library, Breightmet Fold Lane, BL2 6NT
Tel: 01204 332352
Email: breightmet.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 11:30 to 13:30

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Sew Crafty

Sewing group for the overs 50s run by Age UK Bolton at Breightmet Library every Tuesday. Beginners and experienced sewers and crafters welcome. Types of sewing included are dressmaking, soft furnishings, making scissor holders and pin cushions etc. Bring your project along. Share skills with like minded people and don't forget the talking is as important as the sewing. If you wish to join please contact Age UK on

Address: Breightmet Health Centre, Breightmet Fold Lane, BL2 6NT
Tel: 01204 332352
Email: breightmet.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 16 Aug 2022 from 11:30 to 13:30

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