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Bolton’s #Openforbusiness

Our town centres’ are opening again, so please visit us and follow the simple steps to keep safe...

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.

Libraries and literature

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Scrabble

Come and join in our free, friendly and informal scrabble group every Monday at Westhoughton Library from 1pm - 3pm. No need to book, just pop by.

Address: Westhoughton Library , Library St , BL5 3AU
Tel: 01942 634640
Email: westhoughton.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 26 Oct 2020 from 13:00 to 15:00

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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: 26 Oct 2020 from 15:30 to 16:45

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Children's games session

  Enjoy games with friends or parents after school. There’s a great selection of games to play!   The free sessions will then take place every Tuesday, 4pm to 5pm and no need to book.  

Address: Westhoughton Library, Library Street, Westhoughton , BL5 3AU
Tel: 01942 634640
Email: westhoughton.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 27 Oct 2020 from 16:00 to 17:00

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Craft A Story - Breightmet 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: Elderdale Centre, Yewdale Gardens, BL2 5JF
Tel: 01204 522855
Email: enquiries@boltonymca.co.uk

Date and time: 27 Oct 2020 from 15:45 to 17:00

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Study Space

A friendly and safe space for children and young people to study and complete their homework. Free computer usage and free printing for homework is available. Children will have access to books and reliable online resources. Study Space sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4pm to 6pm. Suitable for children age 11 plus.

Address: Library Street, BL5 3AT
Tel: 01942 634644
Email: westhoughton.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 27 Oct 2020 from 16:00 to 18:00

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Craft A Story Tonge Moor 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: Tonge Moor Family Support Centre, 2-8 Connaught Sq, BL2 2JA
Tel: 01204 522855
Email: enquiries@boltonymca.co.uk

Date and time: 28 Oct 2020 from 15:30 to 16:45

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Knit and Natter

Do you like to knit? Or would you like to learn? Join our weekly knitters hosted by Age UK. Experience and novice knitters welcome. Wool and needles can be provided. Free event but there is a waiting list so if you would like to add your name please call Gillian Marshall on 01204 336471 or email gillianmarshall@ageukbolton.org.uk  

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

Date and time: 29 Oct 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00

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Toddler Tales

Free, friendly and fun storytelling sessions at Central Library every Friday at 11am. Suitable for ages 2 - 4 years. No need to book.

Address: Central Library , Le Mans Crescent , BL1 1SE
Tel: 01204 332853
Email: central.library@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 30 Oct 2020 from 11:00 to 11:30

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Saturday Club at Bolton Central Library and Museum

  Join in our new Saturday Club at Bolton Central Library and Museum, where each week you can take part in free activities.  

Address: Bolton Central Library and Museum, Le Mans Crescent , BL1 1SE
Tel: 01204 332853
Email: askboltonlibraries@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 31 Oct 2020 from 13:30 to 15:00

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Arty Babies!

Calling all babies and their families! Join us for Arty Babies - a fortnightly baby group at Bolton Central Library and Museum. Arty Babies brings our collections and resources to life through songs, play and sensory activities. Free entry, no need to book, just pop by.

Address: Le Mans Crescent, BL1 1SE
Tel: 01204 332211
Email: askboltonlibraries@bolton.gov.uk

Date and time: 3 Nov 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30

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