We've donated £10900 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.

Bolton Green Umbrella

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.

Ready to Make a Difference?


Litter Pickers


Conservation Group


Community Garden


Community Group




In Bloom Group


Forest School


Young People Group

Latest Addition

johnson fold men in sheds

we are a local organisation dedicated to improving the lives of our members who have issues with social isolation, mental health, drug recovery and improving work skills to enable return to employment. we meet every Monday from 9.30 to 2.30, although this will increase as the group and site develop. we meet in a former council yard on Sabden brew on johnson fold estate. at the moment we have 12 members, ( plus 12 members of the growers association). we are always looking to increase membership and would love more members/volunteers. at the moment, due to the lack of a site postcode , all correspondence is through the chairman, keith pollitt, tel 0754 992 0900, e mail keithpollitt1@gmail.com

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Next Event

Halloween Spooktacular!!

Bolton North East Wildlife Trail (Bolton NEWT) - Public Event

Our Halloween Spooktackular returns, even bigger and even better than last year!!

There will be; Make your own Nimbus Broom, Papercraft origami, clay modelling, holographic spooky ghosts and pumpkins, Halloween Hunt, Pumpkin Competition, mock fun grave yard, key rings and we'll even host a tuck shop and stall to sell LED toys.

The event has been made free thanks to grants from Bolton's Fund and Clarion Futures.

Latest News

Green improvements at Bishops Road

Harper Green Lovely Environment Group | Thursday 17 October 2019

Finally we get green improvements at 'little' Bishops Road. We are delighted with the help of Community Pay Back. In the last two years the green area has had to have all of the grass and shrub grow out as the Council decided a number of green plots in the Borough, very many actually, would not get cut back because of millions of pounds of Council cuts forced upon us. 
Residents are really pleased we aew getting some improvements. Ms J and Ms R do keep an eye on matters here and help a More.....

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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.

We'd love to add your name to our subscribers.