Princess Anne to meet sporting heroes on packed visit to town

The Bolton News: Princess Anne to meet sporting heroes on packed visit to town Princess Anne to meet sporting heroes on packed visit to town

THE Princess Royal will meet two of Bolton’s best-known sports stars — gold medal winning cyclist Jason Kenny and miracle man Fabrice Muamba — when she visits the town.

Princess Anne will be officially opening the flagship health, leisure and research centre Bolton One on Tuesday.

She will also tour the maternity Centre of Excellence at The Royal Bolton Hospital.

And the town’s leaders have promised her a “special welcome”.

Bolton One was developed in partnership between Bolton Council, NHS Bolton and the University of Bolton and Her Royal Highness will meet representatives from all three organisations before unveiling a plaque at the new facility.

When she arrives at the £30 million centre, the Princess Royal will be met by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Warren Smith, and introduced to local dignitaries, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Guy and Colette Harkin, council leader, Cllr Cliff Morris, and Vice Chancellor of Bolton University, Dr George Holmes.

Later she will meet Jason Kenny, who won two gold medals at London 2012, as well as a silver and a gold in Beijing four years earlier,who will show her the Hall of Fame — an area dedicated to his achievements.

He will then escort her to the fitness suite and studio where Bolton residents will be taking part in a training session and spin activity.

Bolton Clinical Commissiong Group chairman, Dr Wirin Bhatiani, will then take Princess Anne into the NHS area of Bolton One and introduce her to staff who were instrumental in setting up the facility.

The Princess Royal will later be met by Dr Holmes, who will escort her to the Athlete Development Centre, where she will have the opportunity to view a number of demonstrations.

Dr Holmes will also present “friends of the University” including former Bolton Wanderers player and Honorary Doctor of the University, Fabrice Muamba, who will take part in a demonstration.

The Mayor will then invite the Princess Royal to unveil a plaque commemorating her visit — and the official opening of the centre.

Bolton Council leader Cliff Morris said: “It’s great that we’re having a royal visitor and she’ll be given a special welcome.”

University of Bolton Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Rob Campbell, added: “It is an honour and a pleasure for the University of Bolton to welcome Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, to the town.”

Dr Wirin Bhatiani, chairman of NHS Bolton CCG, said: “I am honoured to be introducing Her Royal Highness to our highly skilled and committed NHS staff in Bolton One.”

Princess Anne opened Bolton Hospital’s maternity unit 35 years ago and will be returning on Tuesday to open its £20 million maternity and neonatal centre of excellence.

Heather Edwards, head of communications at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The staff at the unit are all excited and have been practising how to curtsy.”

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10:13am Wed 16 Jan 13

duggy313 says...

I wonder if they will give her a tour of pounland and what used to be the Odeon...as well as all the other dump sites in the town center. Not that she will care, pomp and circumstance for yet another person of royalty. Who's paying for this visit? The taxpayer. So we spend a fortune on a professional waver then next week we chop 40 million off the council budget and put another load on the slagheap. The country truly is sick.
I wonder if they will give her a tour of pounland and what used to be the Odeon...as well as all the other dump sites in the town center. Not that she will care, pomp and circumstance for yet another person of royalty. Who's paying for this visit? The taxpayer. So we spend a fortune on a professional waver then next week we chop 40 million off the council budget and put another load on the slagheap. The country truly is sick. duggy313
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10:33am Wed 16 Jan 13

Undetectableman says...

New 20 million extension to The maternity unit but hang on................ the Trust is broke ....................
...
cannot afford staff for it.............. making staff redundant ............ millions in the red ....................
....... one wonders if anyone will be telling HRH that side of the story,

They will probably draft in loads of staff on the day to make things look good
New 20 million extension to The maternity unit but hang on................ the Trust is broke .................... ... cannot afford staff for it.............. making staff redundant ............ millions in the red .................... ....... one wonders if anyone will be telling HRH that side of the story, They will probably draft in loads of staff on the day to make things look good Undetectableman
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1:15pm Wed 16 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

I just hope she gets her hair done.
I just hope she gets her hair done. boltonnut
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1:25pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Rawenergy says...

duggy313 wrote:
I wonder if they will give her a tour of pounland and what used to be the Odeon...as well as all the other dump sites in the town center. Not that she will care, pomp and circumstance for yet another person of royalty. Who's paying for this visit? The taxpayer. So we spend a fortune on a professional waver then next week we chop 40 million off the council budget and put another load on the slagheap. The country truly is sick.
Bring Odeon back
[quote][p][bold]duggy313[/bold] wrote: I wonder if they will give her a tour of pounland and what used to be the Odeon...as well as all the other dump sites in the town center. Not that she will care, pomp and circumstance for yet another person of royalty. Who's paying for this visit? The taxpayer. So we spend a fortune on a professional waver then next week we chop 40 million off the council budget and put another load on the slagheap. The country truly is sick.[/p][/quote]Bring Odeon back Rawenergy
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3:16pm Wed 16 Jan 13

tony000 says...

wonderd why bolton council where trying to make the precint full ,mybe she will have a bet in the one to meny bookmakers.and who is going to pay for this trip.
wonderd why bolton council where trying to make the precint full ,mybe she will have a bet in the one to meny bookmakers.and who is going to pay for this trip. tony000
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3:20pm Wed 16 Jan 13

steveG says...

Large demonstration needs to be organised for that day,in an attempt to embarrass the council into taking measures to encourage local people to open businesses within the town centre at affordable rates.
Large demonstration needs to be organised for that day,in an attempt to embarrass the council into taking measures to encourage local people to open businesses within the town centre at affordable rates. steveG
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3:29pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Browny91 says...

This explains why the staff were cleaning and painting this morning.. Its about time they learnt what a scrubbing brush was, the place is a dive! Typical for Bolton Town Centre I suppose.......
This explains why the staff were cleaning and painting this morning.. Its about time they learnt what a scrubbing brush was, the place is a dive! Typical for Bolton Town Centre I suppose....... Browny91
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8:05pm Wed 16 Jan 13

bwfc58 says...

Can some one please tell me what this Lord Lieutenant of Greater manchester Does. . as Bolton is still part of Lancashire Full stop. and will the pot holes on the roads around the Hospital be repaired in time . this council of ours must be laughing as the Bolton Public because we will do as we are told . its about time we all put a stop to it . . and turn up at the hospital on tuesday and make are Voices Herd lets shame this council
Can some one please tell me what this Lord Lieutenant of Greater manchester Does. . as Bolton is still part of Lancashire Full stop. and will the pot holes on the roads around the Hospital be repaired in time . this council of ours must be laughing as the Bolton Public because we will do as we are told . its about time we all put a stop to it . . and turn up at the hospital on tuesday and make are Voices Herd lets shame this council bwfc58
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8:46pm Wed 16 Jan 13

MOANYMUM says...

Are these fitness facilities free? Cos pretty soon most council workers will have plenty time to use them. Who can afford to have babies these days? Tally ho! Wot a lot of nonsense.
Are these fitness facilities free? Cos pretty soon most council workers will have plenty time to use them. Who can afford to have babies these days? Tally ho! Wot a lot of nonsense. MOANYMUM
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11:09pm Wed 16 Jan 13

p.rhanna says...

Tour of Bollton
As follows

9.00 am Breakfast at The Balmoral....!
10.00am Tour of Bolton Town Centre le mans crescent is probably the only best bit.
10.05 am Shopping in all the exclusive upmarket pound boutique shops
Maybe a flutter in Betfred.....she likes horses.
11.00am
Opening new Cash Convertors
11.30 am
Lunchtime Carrs pasty Barm....or Maybe something from one of the rat infested takeaway shops on Bradshawgate.
12.00 am Karaoke in the Balmoral
1.00 pm a trip to the local council chambers to meet the pigs with there snouts in the trough.
2.00pm
The Ghettos and Cultural integration areas of the town......might need to get a new phone,wash the limo or get a bag of smack......!
3.00pm
Lay a wreath on this once great town centre ....A classic example of ignorance,arrogance and downright dillusional views of
Morris & Co
4.00pm
Whisked out of Bolton.....Should be getting dark then.....She wont the REAL Town centre or its Arterial roads out.
Tour of Bollton As follows 9.00 am Breakfast at The Balmoral....! 10.00am Tour of Bolton Town Centre le mans crescent is probably the only best bit. 10.05 am Shopping in all the exclusive upmarket pound boutique shops Maybe a flutter in Betfred.....she likes horses. 11.00am Opening new Cash Convertors 11.30 am Lunchtime Carrs pasty Barm....or Maybe something from one of the rat infested takeaway shops on Bradshawgate. 12.00 am Karaoke in the Balmoral 1.00 pm a trip to the local council chambers to meet the pigs with there snouts in the trough. 2.00pm The Ghettos and Cultural integration areas of the town......might need to get a new phone,wash the limo or get a bag of smack......! 3.00pm Lay a wreath on this once great town centre ....A classic example of ignorance,arrogance and downright dillusional views of Morris & Co 4.00pm Whisked out of Bolton.....Should be getting dark then.....She wont the REAL Town centre or its Arterial roads out. p.rhanna
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1:13pm Thu 17 Jan 13

berushka says...

considering the people she is being presented to, she better not wear expensive jewellery! And the activity at the BU by that has-been footballer? He could dance, sign a book, accept a false doctorate, but he better not kick a ball, it might be bead for his health.for the information of other posters: CENTRE, not center, that is American English; Voices HEARD, not herd, that is an adjective for cows, sheep etc.; one TOO MANY, not to meny. If you are too lazy to check your spelling, your comments lose credibility.
considering the people she is being presented to, she better not wear expensive jewellery! And the activity at the BU by that has-been footballer? He could dance, sign a book, accept a false doctorate, but he better not kick a ball, it might be bead for his health.for the information of other posters: CENTRE, not center, that is American English; Voices HEARD, not herd, that is an adjective for cows, sheep etc.; one TOO MANY, not to meny. If you are too lazy to check your spelling, your comments lose credibility. berushka
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1:15pm Thu 17 Jan 13

berushka says...

and I follow my own advice by retyping the word bad, as my pc thought I meant bead, as in jewellery. On second thoughts, maybe it knows more than I do!
and I follow my own advice by retyping the word bad, as my pc thought I meant bead, as in jewellery. On second thoughts, maybe it knows more than I do! berushka
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4:09pm Thu 17 Jan 13

PDY says...

steveG wrote:
Large demonstration needs to be organised for that day,in an attempt to embarrass the council into taking measures to encourage local people to open businesses within the town centre at affordable rates.
And you are the clown that made a case for people not paying council tax. It is for this very reason that revenue not received by the non payers cannot be used to maintain affordable rents in the town centre. You are a moron who just likes to comment on subjects to make yourself look clever. Try using some intelligence in your postings. I think you have been made to look what you are, an unintelligent layabout!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]steveG[/bold] wrote: Large demonstration needs to be organised for that day,in an attempt to embarrass the council into taking measures to encourage local people to open businesses within the town centre at affordable rates.[/p][/quote]And you are the clown that made a case for people not paying council tax. It is for this very reason that revenue not received by the non payers cannot be used to maintain affordable rents in the town centre. You are a moron who just likes to comment on subjects to make yourself look clever. Try using some intelligence in your postings. I think you have been made to look what you are, an unintelligent layabout!!!!!! PDY
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4:19pm Thu 17 Jan 13

steveG says...

You sound like you should work for the council.
To clarify your rant,you feel that the reason rates are high is due to the fact that some people don't pay council tax.
Would it not be possible to reduce business rates and increase revenue within the borough?.
Perhaps your perceived superior intelligence has got you a job on the council?.
You sound like you should work for the council. To clarify your rant,you feel that the reason rates are high is due to the fact that some people don't pay council tax. Would it not be possible to reduce business rates and increase revenue within the borough?. Perhaps your perceived superior intelligence has got you a job on the council?. steveG
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