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Back to Work
Sunday 18 April 2021 0 After months of nothing but Zoom meetings and virtual conservation we've unboxed our voluntreers and ...

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New LITTERCAM tackles litter louts!
Tuesday 06 April 2021 0 Those of you who hate litter - ...

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March 2021 - rubbish everywhere
Monday 29 March 2021 0 Here is a selection of pictures showing the litter around teh area in March. As you can see, many re ...

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Recruiting volunteers now: Deane Streets
Monday 29 March 2021 0 New litterpicking group in Deane - see attached leaflet ...

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How to get contaminated bins removed
Saturday 27 March 2021 0 A very common problem is that of “contaminated” bins. This is a bin intended for recy ...

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400 bags cleared in Lever Edge/Gt Lever
Saturday 27 March 2021 0 A litter picking group came together with the help of the emergen ...

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Flytipping: Volunteers work with Council
Friday 19 March 2021 0 Bolton’s army of volunteer litter pickers is being called up in the fight against flytippin ...

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Funding: Rotary Club Dragons Den!!
Friday 19 March 2021 0 The Rotary Club of Bolton with le Moors and are currently encouraging small voluntary groups in B ...

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Groundworks Pals Of Parks (POP)
Thursday 18 March 2021 0 Groundwork is a local charity that helps change places and lives for thousands of people across C ...

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BN article: Horwich Clean-up Brigade
Tuesday 09 March 2021 0 Horwich Clean-up Brigade has launched a fundraiser for new equipm ...

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Litterpickers: advice from the Council
Tuesday 09 March 2021 0 Bolton Council have asked us to publicise their current advice about litterpicking during the Cov ...

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Bolton's Fund: grants for Climate Change
Monday 08 March 2021 0 Round 11 of Bolton’s Fund is now open for Climate Change projects/ideas!! Don't ...

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Group update: Harper Green
Friday 05 March 2021 0 I've had more contacts this last year about build up's of street litter in the Lever Edge area. Also ...

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Artist creates works from litter!
Saturday 27 February 2021 0 Jason Alexander from Ipswich, has spent lockdown creating art from thousands of pieces of discarded ...

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Funding: design your own ECO Street!
Saturday 27 February 2021 0 Design Your Own Eco-Street is a new and exciting opportunity from Groundwork Greater Manchester g ...

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Bolton News anti-flytipping logo
Saturday 27 February 2021 0 Bolton News have produced the attached logo to support their War on Flytipping campaign and are enco ...

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Green candidate  tackles flytipping
Saturday 27 February 2021 0 Litter pickers have been out in force this month amid ongoing com ...

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Bolton News: almost 1000 flytips
Saturday 27 February 2021 0 Figures reveal there were more than 900 cases of fly-tipping in Bolton in the last year. ...

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Cut Acre:  10,000 funding
Saturday 27 February 2021 0 Cutacre Country Park, behind the huge industrial estate Logistics North, is 530 acres of spectacular ...

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Funding opportunity!
Friday 26 February 2021 0 Funding body:  DPD Group UK LtdMaximum value:  £ 2,000Application dea ...

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BGU Donation Feedback: Girl Guiding
Tuesday 23 February 2021 0 We have as yet been unable to complete our project of planting bulbs, seeds etc at and around our ...

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BGU Donation Feedback: BLGC W'houghton
Tuesday 23 February 2021 0 The £200 grant we received through Bolton Green Umbrella meant that we could buy tools, seeds ...

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Newsletter: Friends of Longfellow
Friday 19 February 2021 0 Friends of Longfellow  :  January 2021 News Letter: F.O.L. Com ...

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BGU Donation Feedback: LoveStoneclough
Thursday 18 February 2021 0 To update you on the grant we received form Green Umbrella, we had planned to use the £500 gra ...

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Volunteers clean-up at Seven Acres
Saturday 13 February 2021 0 Litterpicking volunteers from across Bolton embarked on a huge clean-up of a local nature reserve af ...

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BGU Donation Feedback: Stoneclough Wood
Thursday 11 February 2021 0 I am so pleased to be able to tell you that the money,(kindly donated by your ...

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Funding Helps With Community Clean-ups
Wednesday 10 February 2021 0 As a voluntary group accessing funding is vital to enable this group of dedicated locals make a diff ...

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Feedback on BGU donations
Tuesday 09 February 2021 0 Most of the “High Street Community Clean-up Funding” has no ...

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New Smithills Collective Programme
Tuesday 09 February 2021 0 Small business owners in Smithills have come together to form an ...

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BGU Donation Feedback: Farnworth North
Tuesday 09 February 2021 0 Well what can I say, the funding given to the group via Bolton Green Umbrella ...

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BGU Donation Feedback: New Bury AT
Tuesday 09 February 2021 0 In Summer 2020 I put out a call for help in clearing St James’ Church, ...

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BGU Donation Feedback: Dwyers Litter
Tuesday 09 February 2021 0 Thank you to High Street , Community, Clean Up Funding for volunteers. ...

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High Street clean-up fund: HERA
Monday 08 February 2021 0 With the assistance of BGU and the £200 donation from the High Street Clean-up fund we have be ...

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Lock Down News  from Harwood Hub
Saturday 06 February 2021 0 Hi Everyone, With the amazing help from Bolton Green Umbrella's kind donation we ...

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BGU donation feedback: Bolton College
Saturday 06 February 2021 0 Thanks again for the kind donation, our team are extremely grateful. We have started to o ...

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BGU donation feedback: Lady of Lourdes
Saturday 06 February 2021 0 We received from you regarding feedback on the grant we received.  Our issue is that, due to ...

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BGU donation feedback: Settle Street
Saturday 06 February 2021 0 I am sorry to say that we have not managed to spend the grant money yet, due to Covid restriction ...

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BGU donation feedback: Harper Green ECO
Saturday 06 February 2021 0 We are very grateful for the funding we received from Green Umbrella in support of the Harper Gre ...

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BGU donation feedback: Dome Park
Friday 05 February 2021 0 Could you thank Bolton Council for the donation to the Dome Park Volunteers for me. S ...

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Council crackdown on dog fouling
Friday 05 February 2021 0 Bolton Council have announced a crackdown on dog owners who do not clean up after their pets. ...

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Council: new powers for flytipping
Friday 05 February 2021 0 Bolton Council have announced new powers to tackle flytipping and littering. Fines for droppin ...

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Over Hulton Newsletter 17.0
Monday 01 February 2021 0 Some brilliant news and wonderful ideas for other groups to read about in the Over Hulton Newsletter ...

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Monday 01 February 2021 0 The banks of a Bolton river are to be restored and natural flood defences bolstered as part of a &po ...

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River Croal project: Bolton News
Monday 01 February 2021 0 There was an article in the Bolton News last November, about a major project on the River Croal to c ...

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Feedback on BGU donation: Bolton Rivers
Monday 01 February 2021 0 Our main focus this year was to get on top of the fly tipping in the rivers running t ...

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Rock Hall, heritage lottery bid
Tuesday 26 January 2021 0 Rock Hall, in Moses Gate Country Park, was closed as a visitor centre six years ago and a bid to the ...

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In the Bolton News! Kearsley roundabout
Saturday 23 January 2021 0 An article in the Bolton News highlights the efforts made by members of Farnworth and Kearsley Litte ...

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High Street Clean-Up Fund Put to Work!
Thursday 21 January 2021 0 When Sam Kitchen (founding member of Friends of Ousel Nest) got a call from her mum to say "somet ...

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DELISH-ABILITY 'The can do cafe'
Thursday 21 January 2021 0 A big thank you to Bolton Green Umbrella for supporting our Delish-Abil ...

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BGU donation feedback: Doe Hey
Thursday 21 January 2021 0 Tools funded by Green Umbrella in use by The Doe Hey Litter Pickers. (see photo) ...

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BGU donation feedback: Hunger Hill
Thursday 21 January 2021 0 Thank you so much for the payment of £200 which was gratefully received. At t ...

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BGU donation feedback: Harwood MIS
Thursday 21 January 2021 0 We used the funds from Green Umbrella to purchase wildflower seeds, plants and shrubs to improv ...

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Feedback BGU donation: Woodbridge
Monday 18 January 2021 0 It has been a great sense of individual and collective pride for the students of Woodbridge Col ...

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Feedback BGU donation: Harwood Pickers
Monday 18 January 2021 0 The donation, so far has furnished us with 10 hoops and some graffiti remover. We have spent a to ...

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Feedback on BGU Donation: Moss Bank Park
Monday 18 January 2021 0 Hi from Friends of Moss  Bank Park. We spent the funding on the following. ...

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Green Umbrella Funding: Oldhams
Monday 18 January 2021 0 Thanks to the funding received from Bolton Green Umberella we have managed to buy some litter picks ...

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Green Umbrella donation : GLC Allotments
Saturday 16 January 2021 0 First of all, GLC would like to thank very much BOLTON GREEN UMBRELLA for their kind donation, recei ...

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Feedback, BGU donation, MBBC
Saturday 16 January 2021 0 Here is an update from MBBCS about the benefits resulting from the donation from the High Stree ...

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Feedback, BGU donation: Sylvia's Cleanup
Saturday 16 January 2021 0 Hi,  just sending feedback on money spent from our donation. We bought 3 litterpicking trolleys ...

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Feedback, BGU donation: Horwich Clean-up
Saturday 16 January 2021 0 The money was used to purchase hoops and hi viz vests for our volunteers.Many thanks ...

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Feedback , BGU Donation: Hall I'th Wood
Saturday 16 January 2021 0 Dear Green Umbrella,We would like to express our appreciation for the Donation we receiv ...

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Longfellow: Feedback on BGU donation
Friday 15 January 2021 0 The Friends of Longfellow have used the money that we where given to set up our litter picking group ...

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Dixon Green: feedback on BGU donation
Friday 15 January 2021 0 The funds were greatly received and were our first funds that we used to buy equipme ...

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Bolton's Rotary Way
Wednesday 13 January 2021 0 The Bolton News recently published an article about Bolton's Rotary Way, a 50 mile loop around the o ...

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Bolton's Fund for environmental groups
Tuesday 12 January 2021 0 The next Bolton's Fund programme will focus on climate chan ...

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Bolton News campaign against flytipping
Friday 08 January 2021 0 Good news - Bolton News are starting a brand new campaign against litter and fly-tipping, and are ve ...

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Green flag award for Longsight Park!
Friday 08 January 2021 0 Congratulations to Friends of Longs ...

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Harwood : We are more than litter
Wednesday 30 December 2020 0 We are more than litter. We are s ...

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Graffiti tackled!
Monday 21 December 2020 0 Over the last week, our village has been blighted by graffiti. I cannot remember, ever in 40 years, ...

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Over Hulton - Community Spirit!
Tuesday 08 December 2020 0 Below are some stories from John Bullen, the wonderfully active group organiser of Over Hulto ...

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SPE / Roxy video on YouTube
Tuesday 08 December 2020 0 Roxy was recently filmed answering questions about why she created her SPE (Society for the Protecti ...

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Bolton's Churches up their Green Game
Tuesday 08 December 2020 0 Bolton’s churches are playing their part in cleaning the streets, as well as the planet, wi ...

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Take part in Climate Emergency Survey
Friday 27 November 2020 0 BGU have been asked to circulate the news release below, requesting Bolton residents to take part ...

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Dixon Green Park Christmas newsletter
Monday 23 November 2020 0 Hello to everyone hope you are keeping safe and well. We have produced our 3rd newsletter just in ti ...

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Christmas on the Square! Great Lever
Tuesday 17 November 2020 0 To Our Neighbours And Friends -It's Novembermas!  Surely, we are all worn a bit weary ...

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Over Hulton News Bulletin 16.9
Monday 16 November 2020 0 Yet more news from Over Hulton! ...

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Feedback on BGU donation - Tonge Moor
Monday 16 November 2020 0 We'd like to thank Bolton Green Umbrella ...

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Allotments are good for you!!
Tuesday 10 November 2020 0 ...

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Renovation plan to save Rock Hall
Tuesday 10 November 2020 0 Rock Hall is a much loved local building located in Moses Gate Country Park, with a fascinating hist ...

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GPAG Newsletter No 15
Tuesday 10 November 2020 0 Newsletter Number 15 from Darcy Lever Gravel Pits is packed with information about trees, mushrooms/ ...

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BGU groups thanked for Council award
Tuesday 10 November 2020 0 Bolton Council recently won the ‘Best Service Delivery’ category in the prestigious n ...

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Feedback on BGU donation: Swan Watch
Monday 09 November 2020 0 ....a little bit about our group I joined Swan Watch Stoneclough ea ...

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Feedback on BGU donation: Farnworth Park
Sunday 08 November 2020 0 Dear Green Umbrella,I'm a founder member of the group Friends Of Farnwor ...

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Feedback on BGU donation: North Bolton
Thursday 05 November 2020 0 Thank-you to Bolton Green Umbrella for the donation that enabled us to buy bought some hoops to hold ...

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Feedback on BGU donation, Willow Hey MIS
Thursday 05 November 2020 0 The Willow Hey Community Project supports community food growing, Men in Sheds social sessions, fore ...

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Feedback on BGU donation, Tonge Moor MIS
Thursday 05 November 2020 0 From the kind donation from Bolton Green umbrella Tonge Moor Men in She ...

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Feedback on BGU donation, Smithills Hall
Friday 30 October 2020 0 Our funding was spent on tools that we now use for our volunteers at Smithills.  ...

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Feedback on BGU donation, Swifts
Wednesday 28 October 2020 0 Dear Green Umbrella,I would like to express my thanks on behalf of Bolton and ...

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Feedback on BGU donation, Longsight Park
Tuesday 27 October 2020 0 Thanks to the donation from Bolton Green Umbrella we have been able to install signage to the variou ...

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Feedback  BGU donation: Seven Acres MIS
Sunday 25 October 2020 0 The grant received from Bolton Green Umbrella has been used to support a range of projects, includin ...

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Over Hulton News Bulletins 16.7/16.8
Sunday 25 October 2020 0 Over Hulton Community Group are as active as ever! We are planting daffodils which will look spectac ...

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Feedback on BGU donation:  Breightmet
Saturday 24 October 2020 0 It has been a strange year.  Our weekly gardening sessions had to stop when the first lock d ...

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Longsight - Community Green Flag Award!
Monday 05 October 2020 0 Friends of Longsight Park have received a Community Green Flag ...

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Over Hulton Group News Bulletin 16.6
Monday 05 October 2020 0 Over Hulton Community Group have been as active as ever in September; ...

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Bolton's Fund - new rounds of funding
Thursday 24 September 2020 0 Bolton’s Fund is a voluntary sector grants programme delivered by Bolton C ...

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Article in the Guardian -
Thursday 24 September 2020 0 For those of you interested in wildlife this should be really interesting - and entertaining! ...

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Bolton News article about face masks
Thursday 24 September 2020 0 Bolton News published an article about the problem of discarded face masks which was highlighted by ...

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Friends of the Earth Bee Saver Kits
Thursday 24 September 2020 0 Friends of the Earth's  "Save Britain's Bees" campaign is still running and they are asking peo ...

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Nearby Nature Report by LWT
Thursday 24 September 2020 0 Below is a link to a report on the Lancashire Wildlife Trust website, with the following description ...

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Bolton News article about BGU
Thursday 24 September 2020 0 We're in the news!! ...

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Feedback on BGU donation - Seven Acres
Wednesday 23 September 2020 0 The Friends of Seven Acres have been in operation since 2005 and we usually meet-up, on a Friday, un ...

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Feedback on BGU Donation
Tuesday 22 September 2020 0 The equipment I was able to buy with the BGU grant has been a god send! I have been helping clear lo ...

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Feedback on BGU Donation
Tuesday 22 September 2020 0 The grant funding allowed us to lay hedges outside SS Osmunds and Andrews Primary School, we even la ...

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Feedback on BGU donation
Tuesday 22 September 2020 0 We applied for a donation from the High Street Clean-up fund, to help G ...

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Feedback on BGU donation
Tuesday 22 September 2020 0 We spent the grant on  20 ton of top soil to put on the area at the bottom of C ...

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High Street Clean Up Donation
Monday 21 September 2020 0 Many thanks to Bolton Green Umbrella for donating money to us from the High Street Clean Up Fund. Pr ...

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Over Hulton CG - WE LOVE GREEN UMBRELLA!
Sunday 13 September 2020 0 Over the last few years our group has received FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS from Bolton Green Umbrella. Every ...

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Wall art...Not!
Thursday 10 September 2020 0 Whilst out picking in the rural lanes of Harwood and Bradshaw, Tony came across some thought provoki ...

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BGU are now on YouTube!
Wednesday 02 September 2020 0 BIG NEWS!Bolton Green Umbrella now have our very own YouTube account! ...

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Dixon Green Park Newsletter
Tuesday 01 September 2020 0 Here is the Aug ...

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Not a bin!
Saturday 29 August 2020 0 What goes through the mind of a person who thinks a hollow tree which has fallen near my local brook ...

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Willow Hey changes lives
Friday 28 August 2020 0 This is a video clip featuring some of the men whose lives have been transformed for the better by g ...

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Over Hulton: Cut Acre Country Park
Friday 28 August 2020 0 Bolton's "hidden gem" has been well and truly discovered during lockdown.  ...

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Litterpicking bag holders....
Wednesday 19 August 2020 0 Litter Pickers of North Bolton recently bought some hoops to hold open the green bags we use while l ...

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HARWOOD VILLAGE STORE- thank you!
Thursday 13 August 2020 0 Often, we are an invisible army clearing our neighbourhood of litter.  I remember the first ...

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Your views on town centre plans
Tuesday 11 August 2020 0 Below is a link to an article in the Bolton News entitled: "Residents asked to shape multi-million P ...

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Bolton Council - keep town clean!
Tuesday 11 August 2020 0 Below is a link to a Bolton News article entitled: "Bolton Council calls on residents to keep town c ...

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England
Tuesday 11 August 2020 0 For those who keen on cycling and availability of cycle paths - below is a link to an article in The ...

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Recycled goods for schools!
Tuesday 11 August 2020 0 Community Recycle is a scheme established by companies operating within t ...

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GPAG Newsletter No 9
Tuesday 04 August 2020 0 Below is a link to the latest newsletter from Darcy Lever Gravel Pits Action Group. (GPAG) ...

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Out of sight out of mind
Monday 03 August 2020 0 We are regularly finding our beautiful country lanes blighted by fly tipping. This is usually someon ...

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Join the Big Butterfly Count
Monday 03 August 2020 0 Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the heal ...

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Fix My Street
Monday 03 August 2020 0 "Fix My Street" is a very useful website and mobile phone app where you can report issues like fly-t ...

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Rivington Terraced Gdns film and photos!
Monday 03 August 2020 0 The gardens are a priceless treasure, loved by many generations of people in Bolton and other local ...

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St James Church; restoring grounds
Monday 03 August 2020 0 New Bury Community Action Team's first big project in New Bury is restoring the grounds and graveyar ...

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Hulton lane
Saturday 01 August 2020 0 Had a great morning out with Toby Hewit helping clear the back of hulton lane pictures on gallery ov ...

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Over Hulton News Bulletin 16.4
Monday 27 July 2020 0 Over Hulton Community Group have been just as active this month! ...

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SPE Hi-viz vests
Tuesday 14 July 2020 0 Here is a photo of Roxy wearing a special "SPE" hi-viz vest, funded by the grant from Bolton Green U ...

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Over Hulton: Cutacre Country Park
Tuesday 14 July 2020 0 CUTACRE COUNTRY PARK Everyone has been out during lockdown trying to get that one hour&rs ...

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Over Hulton: Red Lion Community Garden
Tuesday 14 July 2020 0 RED LION COMMUNITY GARDEN The Over Hulton Community Group has a terrific relationship wit ...

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Over Hulton Crime Prevention Whatsapp
Tuesday 14 July 2020 0 The Over Hulton Community Group decided late last year that it was time to start taking positive ...

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Multigroup clean up  of Alders Lane
Monday 13 July 2020 0 The Litter Pickers of North Bolton teamed up with Andy of Astley Bridge Litter Pickers and Connor of ...

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GPAG Newsletter No. 8
Monday 13 July 2020 0 Mike Fisher, of Darcy Lever Gravel Pits Action Group, has been producing newsletters. Be ...

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Farnworth Park update
Saturday 20 June 2020 0 We are slowly getting back to working on tidying the rockery following the lockdown ...

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Urban land could feed 15% population
Tuesday 16 June 2020 0 Below is an interesting article by the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield ...

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Hi-viz jackets available, FREE!
Tuesday 16 June 2020 0 Bolton Council have provided Bolton Green Umbrella with some stock of hi-viz jackets printed with th ...

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My Wild City, Wildlife Trust project,
Tuesday 16 June 2020 0 The Wildlife Trusts are running their "My Wild City" project; below is an Introduction and link to t ...

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A swift summer !
Friday 12 June 2020 0 ...

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Friends of the Earth Bee Saver Kits
Friday 12 June 2020 0 Message from Friends of the Earth  -  Bee Saver Kits: ...

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Championing wildlife at the Gravel Pits
Monday 11 May 2020 0 Below is a link to a very interesting article on the Lancashire Wildlife Trust websit ...

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TCV - Community Network
Tuesday 05 May 2020 0 Below is a link to the webpage for TCV, the Community Network of Conservation Volunteers, which may ...

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My Wild Garden campaign
Monday 04 May 2020 0 ...

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Gangsta Gardening!!
Monday 04 May 2020 0 In these dark days of Covid-19 we all need to hear about things that inspire us.... this inspired me ...

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Covid-19 funding via Bolton CVS
Monday 04 May 2020 0 Bolton's Fund Covid-19 Resilience Grant - now openGrants of up to £1000 are now av ...

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Flower planters, using BGU donation
Monday 27 April 2020 0 St Michael’s CEP Earth Group - April 2020 updateOn Monday 16th March, j ...

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Litterpickers will be missed!
Thursday 26 March 2020 0 Bolton News have printed an article about litterpicking being suspended for the duration of the Coro ...

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UK's first
Thursday 26 March 2020 0 Here is an article from the BBC website which the conservationists among you may find interesting... ...

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Guardian: Covid-19 nature's wake-up call
Thursday 26 March 2020 0 Another very interesting article. Sorry about the gloomy outlook BUT we do need to face up to these ...

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Thoughtful article in The Guardian ..
Thursday 26 March 2020 0 This article in The Guardian is an insightful analysis of the damage we are doing to our world with ...

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Where Tomorrow Shines
Monday 23 March 2020 0 The shiny happy people at Bolton Conservation Volunteers are having to take steps to protect its mem ...

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Farnworth Park - Rockery makeover
Saturday 14 March 2020 0 Thanks to the £500 donation we have received from Green Umbrella we have been able to start im ...

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Thank-you to Bolton Green Umbrella!
Tuesday 03 March 2020 0 Below are extracts from a letter sent on behalf of Zac's and The Sycamore Project, thanking Bolton G ...

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Recycling through Terracycle
Monday 02 March 2020 0 This is an update on recycling opportunites around Bolton...Last week Turton School collected ...

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Recycle 4 School
Monday 02 March 2020 0 This recycling scheme is specifically for textiles and clothing. Information from their Facebook pag ...

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Woodland Trust  offering free trees
Monday 02 March 2020 0 Free trees for schools and communities!W ...

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BCV - Hedge Wars
Saturday 29 February 2020 0 This year's Annual Dr John Leather Memorial Hedgelaying Competition was held on 23rd February and ...

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Thank-you to BGU from Roxy and S.P.E
Tuesday 11 February 2020 0 A recent news article on the Bolton Green Umbrella website highlighted a remarkable young girl from ...

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£100 Funding pots available
Monday 20 January 2020 0 Small pots of money, up to £100.00, are available to groups in  Great Lever, Breightmet, ...

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Promote your group's upcoming events!
Tuesday 14 January 2020 0 Group admins: Are you aware that you have y ...

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National Trust to plant 20 million trees
Monday 13 January 2020 0 The National Trust is planning to plant 20 million trees over the next decade as part of efforts ...

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Seven Acres MIS make Santa's reindeer
Monday 13 January 2020 0 The photo shows two of Santa’s nine reindeer that the men made - for display at the Hive at Mo ...

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Seven Acres - 500+ saplings planted!
Monday 13 January 2020 0 This photograph shows some of the Seven Acres Squad (the SAS) working on 12th December - we managed ...

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Bolton News article - River Croal clean-
Friday 10 January 2020 0 Another blitz of the appalling fly-tipping on the banks of the River Croal near to Queen's Park resu ...

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Physical Activity Alliance funding
Friday 10 January 2020 0 The Physical Activity Alliance at Bolton CVS are offering investments up to £1,000 for comm ...

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Smithills - Mass tree planting
Tuesday 03 December 2019 0 HUNDREDS of people joined in a mass campaign on Saturday, as two weeks' work culminated with 3,00 ...

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Volunteers clearing MASSIVE fly-tipping!
Tuesday 03 December 2019 0 Brilliant job on Sunday, 24th December. Volunteers collected over 120 bags of r ...

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Our Top 5 Christmas Tips!
Tuesday 03 December 2019 0 If you’d like a festive season that’s a little kinder to the environment (and better ...

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The Robin: A Symbol of Christmas
Tuesday 03 December 2019 0 The European robin (Erithacus rubecula) is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most iconi ...

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Award schemes for schools
Monday 02 December 2019 0 For anyone who has an involvement with a school, here are two excellent schools projects run by&n ...

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B&Q Community Re-use scheme
Tuesday 05 November 2019 0 This could be very useful to many of the voluntary groups registered with Bolton Green Umbrella. ...

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Seven Acres in Manchester Evening News
Tuesday 05 November 2019 0 Famous beyond Bolton! Seven Acres Country Park was listed as one of 12 beauty spots "on the outskirt ...

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SPE and Roxy in Bolton News!
Monday 04 November 2019 0 The Society for the Protection of Earth (SPE) spend their time picking up litter in the community ...

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IMPORTANT! Pocket parks funding
Monday 04 November 2019 0 IMPORANT AND URGENT FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO APPLY FOR FUNDING.... The Gove ...

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Seven Acres Entrance tidy-up
Monday 04 November 2019 0 The SAS (Seven Acres Squad!) regard the Bury Road fence line as the ‘showroom window’ to ...

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Bolton Green Umbrella Leaflets
Monday 04 November 2019 0 We now have Bolton Green Umbrella leaflets! If you can help by taking some to your local ...

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Breathing life back into Ousel Nest
Tuesday 29 October 2019 0 Below is a link to a very interesting article on the Lancashire Wildlife Trust website ...

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Brighter Breightmet's wildlife
Tuesday 29 October 2019 0 Below is a link to an article on the Lancashire Wildlife Trust website abo ...

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The Butt of the Joke
Thursday 24 October 2019 0 If we said "litter", cigarette butts might not be the first thing you think of. They seem relativ ...

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Green improvements at Bishops Road
Thursday 17 October 2019 0 Finally we get green improvements at 'little' Bishops Road. We are delighted with the help of Commun ...

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Step into the Spotlight!
Tuesday 08 October 2019 0 Does someone in your volunteer group really go out of their way to make a differenc ...

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The Kids Are Alright!
Monday 07 October 2019 0 Over the past year, young environmental activists have been making big news and an even bigger im ...

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Go Batty For Bats This Halloween!
Saturday 05 October 2019 0 It’s almost that spooky time of year again! October 31st  is fast approachi ...

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Bolton Council to spend £1.5 million
Tuesday 10 September 2019 0 Great news! Bolton News yesterday ran an article all about Bolton Council's plans to spend ...

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Thanks to Bolton Green Umbrella for £100
Tuesday 10 September 2019 0 The story below relates to a donation of £100 made by Bolton Green Umbrella to Over Hulton Com ...

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Have YOUR Say About Our Newsletter!
Thursday 05 September 2019 0 As most of our subcribers will already know, Bolton Green Umbrella regularly shares event list ...

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New Weekly Event Updates!
Wednesday 04 September 2019 0 Do you like to stay organised? Plan ahead? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things environ ...

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Read All About It... And Spread The Word
Wednesday 04 September 2019 0 Calling all subscribers! We need your help to spread the word about all the inspiri ...

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New Funding for BGU Volunteer Groups!
Wednesday 04 September 2019 0 Earlier this year, the government awarded ...

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Wildfest, I Think I Love You
Monday 26 August 2019 0 Last year Bolton Conservation Volunteers (BCV) organised Wildfest, a celebration of nature, wildlife ...

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BCV help Friends of Firwood
Friday 23 August 2019 0 It was a damp and drizzly start to our day at Firwood Fold but this didn't deter our wonderful ...

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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 Bolton's 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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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. It's 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). First ...

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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 L ...

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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 I'th Wood
Monday 05 November 2018 0 On Saturday 27th October Hall I'th 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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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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