News from Bolton at Home
Here you'll find our most recent news articles, from important tenant updates and new housing developments, to new community initiatives and activities.
Bolton Food and Drink Festival
Just one more sleep until Bolton Food and Drink Festival (Friday 27 to Monday 30 August).
Roll on a bank holiday weekend of food, drink, fun, entertainment and live music.
Why we’re a proud festival partner
The festival is a cultural highlight of the year and benefits local people.
It showcases the skills of our local producers, growers, bakers, brewers, chefs and home-kitchen cooks.
Most importantly, it brings communities together.
Food and drink unite us and it’s always great to see people appreciate the cuisines of different countries and cultures as one.
It’s also a good opportunity to try new things and should inspire us to shop local, support home-grown businesses and grow some food ourselves where we can.
On Facebook? Follow @BoltonFoodAndDrinkFestival for the latest event information.
How we’re supporting both the festival and a young persons supported housing scheme
All year-round, it’s crucial that we support and partner with a range of local charities and voluntary organisations who are working hard with dedication, skill and experience to address issues affecting communities in and around Bolton. These issues include homelessness.
According to government figures, almost 100,000 households in England were homeless at the beginning of the year. And there were 7,060 more households living in temporary accommodation at the beginning of 2021 compared to the end of 2019.
We recognise homeless is a major issue nationally, regionally and locally. It’s why we’re a guardian and supporter of Backup (backup-charity.org.uk), formerly known as Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme.
We’ve donated our festival stall area to our Backup colleagues for their coffee van to raise funds for their housing and support services for homeless young people in Bolton.
Through their passionate staff, the team provides a safe and stable place for young people to develop their confidence and life skills enabling independence.
We’re proud to work with Backup to ensure people can positively move-on and into permanent accommodation.
Please support them if you can this weekend. Thank you.
This quarter, we thought you’d find our 2020/21 Annual Report more useful than a standalone issue of TAP4.
Why? Because it includes more detail on many of the topics we’d otherwise include in the latest TAP4 issue.
a breakdown of how we spent EVERY PENNY from each pound of rent you'd paid us,
how building NEW BUILD HOMES benefits you, regardless of whether you live in one,
and the exact number of COMPLAINTS we’ve received, as well as some examples of how we’ve learnt from them (such as missed appointments, fly tipping, and our Antisocial Behaviour Policy).
Want to read a previous issue of TAP4? No problem. They're listed below:
Past TAP4 issues (newest first):