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Video of wildlife meadows
Tuesday 09 July 2019 0 This is a beautiful short film about wild-flower meadows.... you'll be transported!! ...

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Chewing gum can kill birds
Tuesday 09 July 2019 0 This is something I was not aware of.... chewing gum thrown on the ground looks like bread to birds ...

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Lancashire children make Ecobrick hut
Tuesday 09 July 2019 0 Schoolchildren at Clayton-le-Moors make a beach hut out of plastic waste which is made into Ecobrick ...

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BBC article - wildflowers at roadsides
Tuesday 02 July 2019 0 Here is an article from the BBC website : A long-running campaign encouraging councils to let neatl ...

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Rock and Roll Heroes
Monday 01 July 2019 0 Firwood Fold rang to the sound of rock hammers and weed whackers as Bolton Conservation Volunteers r ...

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Cleaning up fly-tipping hotspot
Tuesday 25 June 2019 0 Bolton's river needs YOU! Along the banks of the river, just along from the renovated Queen's Park ...

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Console Wizard rescue BGU laptop!!!
Monday 24 June 2019 0 Bolton Green Umbrella (BGU) has never before recommended a private business on this website, but wan ...

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Swift week! Saving the Sound of Summer
Friday 14 June 2019 0 In 2018, Britain & Ireland were the first countries in the world to dedicate a national week in supp ...

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Bolton News mentions Green Umbrella!
Tuesday 04 June 2019 0 Bolton News on 4th June contained an article entitled "Celebrating Boltonís army of volunteers", whi ...

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Canal Society Family Fun Day 15th June
Tuesday 14 May 2019 0 MANCHESTER BOLTON AND BURY CANAL SOCIETY FAMILY FUN DAY!! FREE ENTRY!! SATURDAY 15th JUNE, 11am - ...

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Litterpick by 22nd Farnworth Cubs
Tuesday 14 May 2019 0 Massive THANKS and a huge WELL DONE to the 22nd Farnworth Cubs for their amazing litter pick on and ...

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Party in the Park event
Tuesday 14 May 2019 0 Calling all #LitterPickers and #LitterPicking groups! After the success of our Litter Pick and road ...

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Sylvia in the Bolton News!!
Monday 29 April 2019 0 Described as a "one-woman Womble doing her bit for the environment", Sylvia was the subject of an ar ...

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Green Umbrella donate to new bench
Friday 26 April 2019 0 Many thanks to Bolton Green Umbrella for the donation towards our new bench on Seven Acres. See att ...

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Mayday Parade, Monday 6th May
Friday 26 April 2019 0 Hi Folks. Itís that time of the year again, and GPAG would like to invite you all to take part in o ...

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Petition for action on climate change
Saturday 20 April 2019 0 Below is a link to Friends of the Earth's petition to the government to take action on climate chang ...

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History of Hall I'th Wood estate
Tuesday 09 April 2019 0 A new exhibition was opened at Hall I'th Wood Museum on Saturday 23rd March. Local residents have re ...

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Longsight Park Bolton News article
Tuesday 09 April 2019 0 A great spread in the Bolton News about the work of the Friends of Longsight Park ...

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Happy Trails
Tuesday 09 April 2019 0 BCV and The Friends Firwood Fold joined forces again to complete the footpath work around The Bunk. ...

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Our Biggest Litter Pick Event Ever!
Sunday 07 April 2019 0 The Daisy Hill in Bloom regulars were delighted to be joined by dozens of extra volunteers for our B ...

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Flower Beds Rebuilt
Sunday 07 April 2019 0 With the help of a £100 grant from Green Umbrella, the Daisy Hill in Bloom volunteers have re-built ...

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Frog Watch at Darcy Lever Gravel Pits
Monday 18 March 2019 0 Darcy Lever Gravel Pits Action Group (GPAG) held a Frog Watch on Sunday 23rd March, 2019 - a fantast ...

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Those About to Dig, We Salute You.
Sunday 10 March 2019 0 Many thanks to Barb and Green Umbrella for the generous donation that was used to buy these spades, ...

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UK Litterpicking Groups Facebook page
Tuesday 05 March 2019 0 In July 2018 a Facebook page was created for litterpicking groups; there are now over 1200 groups re ...

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Boomerang Poo Bags (funny!)
Tuesday 15 January 2019 1 The perennial subject of the irresponsible dog owners who decorate trees and bushes with their pets' ...

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Meet Ups
Saturday 12 January 2019 0 Meet ups at small Bishops Road and Bradford Road corner (if we vary venue we will post). Usually th ...

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Seven litterpicking groups joint pick
Wednesday 09 January 2019 0 Bolton Green Umbrella organised this joint effort On Sunday 18th November 2018 seven litterpicking ...

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Mere Hall, new home Bolton Music Service
Wednesday 09 January 2019 0 Mere Hall in Thomasson Park, is set to become Bolton Music Service's new home Below is an article ...

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Paris - turning streets into gardens
Friday 28 December 2018 1 Paris has very little green space, so residents are planting gardens on pavements and small areas of ...

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Brilliant recycling of chewing gum
Friday 28 December 2018 0 Chewing gum is the most common litter after cigarette ends., but a British designer is now coming u ...

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Friday 28 December 2018 1 A 13-year-old who was nicknamed "Trash Girl" by bullies for clearing litter from the streets has gai ...

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Friends of the Earth thank-you
Monday 24 December 2018 0 Here is a video made by Friends of the Earth, saying thank you for making the world a better place i ...

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Honoured after 25 years
Tuesday 11 December 2018 0 It's easy to feel discouraged sometimes about environmental problems.... but heart-warming to read a ...

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Litter fines for Royal Mail?
Tuesday 11 December 2018 0 This recent article in the Scottish Sun strikes a chord with many people - the number of elastic ban ...

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Corona replacing plastic six-pack rings
Tuesday 11 December 2018 0 Another major beer brand has innovated to replace plastic aggregation rings in its packaging portfol ...

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The future? Plastic bags are 100% plant
Tuesday 11 December 2018 0 This is amazing; surely this is the way we need to go to save the environment from at least some of ...

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Walkers Crisp packet recycling scheme
Tuesday 11 December 2018 0 This is a brilliant example of how people-power can get results. A few months ago Walkers came in fo ...

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Dedicated litterpickers
Tuesday 11 December 2018 1 These two dedicated litterpickers turn out with their owner on a regular basis, in all kinds of weat ...

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Thanks for donation from Green Umbrella
Tuesday 11 December 2018 0 Dear Green Umbrella, Having spent down to our last £16 we are very pleased as Friends of Longsig ...

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Men in Sheds Craft Fair
Tuesday 06 November 2018 0 The Breightmet Men in Sheds group are holding a Craft Fair at Lancashire Wildlife Trust's centre on ...

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Princes pick up litter!
Tuesday 06 November 2018 0 This BBC article just goes to show - you meet a good quality of person when you go litterpicking!! ...

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Complete ban on plastic bags in Kenya
Tuesday 06 November 2018 0 This article appears on the BBC website this morning, 6th October 2018. It's really interesting, an ...

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Joint litterpick at Hall Iíth Wood
Monday 05 November 2018 0 On Saturday 27th October Hall Iíth Wood Community and Environment Group were joined by Bolton Green ...

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Councillors join litterpick
Tuesday 30 October 2018 0 The Litterpickers of North Bolton and Litterpickers of Bolton West joined forces on Sunday 28th Octo ...

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Flower beds at Longsight Park
Tuesday 30 October 2018 0 Volunteers and businesses joined forces on Wednesday, 24th October 2018, as reported by Bolton News: ...

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Litter Pick and Fun Day at Johnson Fold
Tuesday 30 October 2018 0 Hey all , Pete here , wow..what..a...day.. We had over FORTY people out litter picking today on #J ...

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Donation of a tree from Green Umbrella
Tuesday 09 October 2018 0 Hall I'th Wood Community and Environment are delighted to receive the donation of a cherry tree for ...

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Asda, McDonalds and BGU litterpick
Monday 08 October 2018 0 On Wednesday, 12th September, Bolton Green Umbrella and Litter Pickers of North Bolton teamed up wi ...

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BCV help Friends of Firwood
Monday 08 October 2018 0 On Sunday 7th October Bolton Conservation Volunteers joined forces with Friends of Firwood to do som ...

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Police act on off-road bikes
Thursday 20 September 2018 0 One of most most complained about types of anti-social behaviour is the riding of illegal off-road b ...

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CPRE Reverse Vending Machine
Thursday 20 September 2018 0 The Campaign for Rural England have campaigned for many years trying to persuade successive governme ...

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World Clean-up Day
Thursday 20 September 2018 0 It's not just Bolton, and it's not just the UK that has a massive problem with litter, fly-tipping, ...

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Bolton News: Council against flytipping
Wednesday 12 September 2018 0 The following article appeared in the Bolton News on 11th September 2018: Special Report: Bolton ...

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Irresponsible dog owners please note!!
Tuesday 11 September 2018 0 We like this amusing but very uncompromising sign erected by a fed-up farmer.... Isn't this how we ...

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Donations from The Helping Hand Company
Friday 24 August 2018 0 On behalf of the Litter Pickers of North Bolton we would like to offer our gratitude to the Helping ...

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BGU Support Friends of Moses Gate
Wednesday 15 August 2018 0 Monday 6th August saw the first meeting of the newly formed Friends of Moses Gate community ...

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Bolton Council CEF film
Monday 16 July 2018 0 Click here to watch the ...

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An Evening with Bolton CVS
Monday 16 July 2018 0 Bolton CVS invited representatives from voluntary groups all across the borough to this evening even ...

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Litter-picking equipment  in libraries
Monday 16 July 2018 0 Litter-picking equipment now available in libraries After a successful run of litter picking equipm ...

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Bolton Great Get Together, Queen's Park
Monday 16 July 2018 0 All you need is love...and litter pickers! On Saturday 30th June communities in Bolton came toge ...

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Pebble painting for Longsight Park
Monday 02 July 2018 0 Here is a story of how a single person can really make a difference, with a lovely innovative idea. ...

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BGU receive Making a Difference Award
Tuesday 26 June 2018 0 Bolton Green Umbrella were presented with a "Making a Difference Award" from Bolton Council in recog ...

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#LitterHeroes Ambassadors go to London!
Tuesday 26 June 2018 0 Bolton's two #LitterHeroes Ambassadors for Keep Britain Tidy - Eileen McKay Crowe and Belinda John - ...

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Two LitterHeroes Ambassadors!
Tuesday 19 June 2018 0 Keep Britain Tidy#LitterHeroes Ambassadors We are proud of our two newly appoint ...

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BCV at Ousel Nest Quarry
Tuesday 19 June 2018 0 Here is a short film of a work party at Ousel Nest Quarry where Bolton Conservation Volunteers went ...

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Bolton Great Get Together 30th June 2018
Monday 18 June 2018 0 Bolton Green Umbrella, The Environment Agency, Bolton Council of Mosques, Faiths4Change and Bolton C ...

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Hall I'th Wood In Bloom
Monday 18 June 2018 0 As well as creating and maintaining the wonderful community garden on Hall I'th Wood estate the Hall ...

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Big Tidy Ideas for Activities
Tuesday 29 May 2018 0 A clean up offers an excellent chance to raise awareness of litter issues and to take part in a prac ...

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Did you know?
Tuesday 22 May 2018 0 Did you know that Bolton Green Umbrella offers small donations of equipment and materials to local g ...

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The Litter Pickers Of Tonge Moor
Monday 21 May 2018 0 If anyone is interested in helping to tackle the litter in Tonge moor please see ...

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Earthlings take the pledge
Tuesday 15 May 2018 0 Earthlings in Bromley Cross has taken the pledge to keep their business litter free and to recycle. ...

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Our New Website is Live!
Thursday 29 March 2018 0 We're pleased to announce that our new website is now live. We've worked hard an ...

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Our New Flyer!
Wednesday 07 March 2018 0 Not only is new volunteer Jenny picking up litter , she has also designed and published this advert ...

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Award winner!
Saturday 17 February 2018 0 Daisy Hill in Bloom has been presented with a Certificate of Achievement by Westhoughton Town Counci ...

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Volunteers lend a hand
Saturday 17 February 2018 0 Rick Parker and Bolton Conservation Volunteers came along to Firwood Fold to help Friends of Firwood ...

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Bolton Vision Conference
Saturday 17 February 2018 0 The three founder members of Green Umbrella were invited to the Bolton Vision Conference in January ...

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Tea With the Mayor
Saturday 17 February 2018 0 At our first meeting with Cllr Nick Peel and two members of Bolton Council's Policy and Partnerships ...

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