Public, private, voluntary and community sector partners came together to create a vision for how Bolton could look in 2030 at the Bolton Vision Conference 2018.
Leaders from Bolton’s public, private, faith, voluntary, education and community sector organisations met at the Albert Halls, to discuss their plans for the future with hundreds of delegates from across the town and beyond.
The conference built upon joint working between the public, private and community sectors and delegates were be able to participate in a series of discussions and workshops throughout the conference.
Those attending were asked to identify their strengths and assets, both as individuals and organisations and then think about how these strengths and assets could contribute to Bolton in 2030 and create a more active, connected and prosperous Bolton.
YOUNG people presented their vision for the future as leaders from business, education, health and voluntary sectors staged the borough's annual Vision Conference.
Youth MPs Jonathan Wright and Jaya Patel addressed hundreds of leaders from the business, education, health, voluntary and community sectors at the 20th Bolton Vision Conference held at the Albert Halls.
The town held its first Youth Vision Conference last October and the two talked about the 'important' role that young people had to play in the strategy for Bolton 2030 and presented a video with their hopes for the future of the town. <
Here are some thoughts from the 2018 conference:
"Active - what look like to you? really good hook to get kids into to try things and have opporuntities, theme seems to be running through events throughout year can see it, healthy messages."
"The activities appear to be geared towards the young and fit. Need more activities for older less fit people to get involved in. "
"boosting business and activities in the town"
"All the ‘active’ events are aimed firmly at children. How will the children get to do this stuff outside of the event if you aren’t also engaging with parents & adults, to help get them involved too?"
"People choose to work in Bolton and are choosing to come to the activites with families in Bolton"
"Horwich festival racing "
"inspired to definately take part in team tri next year show support to our businesses and charities"
"Climbed Everest base camp via bolton hospice - personal achievement "
"Iron Man 2017"
"Children engaged in swim squad but can’t get access to pool time"
"Wellness is creeping higher up agenda especially within business "
"Great news about the growth of the Iron Man and Iron Kids events."
"Recognise the Bolton positivity. Keep using/building on this"
"Lots of activities but how do people know what to access"
"getting some kids who arent always as sporty at school involved too, can we get more comms out to schools and leisure centres more likely to go if their friends oare going"
"Play day and international Youth day- brillant to engage young people in volunteering and also to get people active and involved in the long term "
"Took part in women’s walk up to Holcombe to celebrate Ellen strange memorial and raise funds for Endeavour "
"Bolton has amazing events supporting both participation and a huge economic driver. Ironman is the 4th largest event in Europe."
"Community asset navigators - check cvs website"
"Our table are commenting on that there are lots of things that happened but they didn't know about it. How can we do more to get the word out more"