We've donated £25900 to local groups to help care for the environment

Bolton Green Umbrella

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.

Bolton Green Umbrella

Ready to Make a Difference?

Litter Pickers
Conservation Group
Community Garden
Community Group
Young People Group
Men in Sheds
Nature Walk

Quote LeftOur mission is to act as an umbrella organisation which recognises and supports volunteer and community groups who look after the environment in Bolton.Quote Right

Our Work

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.

Local Groups

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.

The Pledge

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.

Latest Addition

Highfield Litter Pickers

We have been established since March 2022 although a number of us have been active for several months.
Our group has over 20 volunteers. Some of us are active daily whilst others volunteer on a weekly basis.
Group picks are organised regularly. Our volunteers are committed in keeping our area tidy and litter free. We often support other local groups in their area.
We litter pick and are dedicated in keeping our streets tidy including green space.
Some of us can often be found mowing community lawns.
Communication with other groups is key and we have received much positive support as we have started to grow.

We are all very proud of where we live and have most definitely made an impact in our community.

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Next Event

Nature Walk

The Hive Moss Bank Volunteers - Nature Walk

Come and take part in our weekly volunteer-led morning nature walk around Moss Bank Park and the surrounding area. Meeting outside of the park cafe for a prompt 10:30 start and pleasant hour long walk. 

We meet Weekly on Mondays between 10:30 and 11:45.

For information about our next event, please contact us

Participants are welcome to socialise with us afterwards in or outside of the cafe. All welcome!

Latest News

Govt proposal to drop waste charges

Bolton Green Umbrella | Monday 25 April 2022

DIY waste disposal will no longer incur charge under new government plans. The proposed change to rules in England and Wales is part of measures aimed at cracking down on fly-tipping. Maybe Bolton Council will consider this?

Click here to read an article about this in The Guardian

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Our Aims and Objectives

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.

Bolton Green Umbrella Newsletter

We send a regular e-mail newsletter with information about groups, events and volunteering opportunities.

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