Bolton’s major attractions drive up coach trip figures

BUS trips to Bolton are booming with the number of coach parties visiting the town rocketing to more than 1,000.

And one southern-based bus firm has seen the number of people coming on trips to Bolton rise from just 10 in 2011 to an expected 225 this year. Favourite destinations include Bolton Market, The Octagon Theatre, Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre and Ena Mill in Atherton, a grade-II listed building with 100 retailers, a cafe and a restaurant.

Official figures show about 1,000 coach trips came to Bolton last year, with more than 300 to Bolton Market, a yearly increase of almost 25 per cent.

Tours range from day trips to longer breaks covering places like Manchester. And the town’s tourism bosses organised a trade exhibition to further boost the bus trip boom.

The Group Buyer Roadshow, which was held at the Reebok Stadium, attracted travel, hotel, hospitality and retail businesses. It aimed to build on the success of last year’s promotion of Bolton using the “football, fish and chips and Fred Dibnah” theme.

One of the organisers, Tasos Pattichis, owner of the Olympus fish and chip restaurant in Great Moor Street, said: “Despite the economic problems, there are many good things happening here with many people working really hard to put Bolton on the map.”

Steve Reed, of Hampshire-based Steve Reed Tourism, organises themed trips across the UK.

He said: “This is building on the success of last year’s Bolton work. We first started working with the Olympus in 2011 with 10 coach parties.

“Last year I organised 65 coach parties and this year I expect to organise at least 225. It’s grown amazingly.

“Each coach brings 50 people, meaning 50 purses and wallets full of money to spend. That’s a lot of money.

“Fred Dibnah is one attraction and other visitors love the mill outlets or markets.”

Bolton Council said a wide range of businesses and venues worked together to attract new visitors.

Cllr Cliff Morris, leader of Bolton Council, said: “The group party market is very important to Bolton and we know events like the Bolton Food and Drink Festival are a major attraction for group visits from across the country.”

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1:10pm Thu 31 Jan 13

BWFC71 says...

Now correct me, if I am wrong, but last time I loooked Atherton was NOT part of Bolton MBC, it is part of Wigan MBC!!!

So lets see the revised figures for this and lets see if its still up!

Its now getting to the point, it seems, that Bolton MBC have to claim other towns areas to prove that Bolton is not failing!!! What next Bury Market will be part of Bolton? The Rock, in Bury is actually in Bolton? Chorley is in Bolton? Trafford Centre is actually on teh south side of Bolton MBC?
Now correct me, if I am wrong, but last time I loooked Atherton was NOT part of Bolton MBC, it is part of Wigan MBC!!! So lets see the revised figures for this and lets see if its still up! Its now getting to the point, it seems, that Bolton MBC have to claim other towns areas to prove that Bolton is not failing!!! What next Bury Market will be part of Bolton? The Rock, in Bury is actually in Bolton? Chorley is in Bolton? Trafford Centre is actually on teh south side of Bolton MBC? BWFC71
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1:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

steveG says...

The olympus chippy - the jewel in Boltons crown.

Roll in the coaches.
The olympus chippy - the jewel in Boltons crown. Roll in the coaches. steveG
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2:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

MMHolmes says...

"Tours range from day trips to longer breaks covering places like Manchester"

Right then.......so the data's skewed.

Let's see how many of these "tourists" actually go on these trips solely to visit Bolton.

Hmmm......I'm from Bolton and live nearby and I only visit when I have to because it's a sheet-hole.

But no doubt Morris et al will use this latest (spurious) data to tell us what a great job they're doing for Bolton.....
"Tours range from day trips to longer breaks covering places like Manchester" Right then.......so the data's skewed. Let's see how many of these "tourists" actually go on these trips solely to visit Bolton. Hmmm......I'm from Bolton and live nearby and I only visit when I have to because it's a sheet-hole. But no doubt Morris et al will use this latest (spurious) data to tell us what a great job they're doing for Bolton..... MMHolmes
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4:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

davoovad says...

If that's true wish i seriously doubt i bet they all leave dissapointed vowing never to return !
If that's true wish i seriously doubt i bet they all leave dissapointed vowing never to return ! davoovad
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5:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

underwater says...

Cannot think why anyone would visit Bolton for the day, bet they get a shock when they get off the coach. I live in Bolton and seldom go into the town centre other than to go to the Octagon which is wonderfull.
Cannot think why anyone would visit Bolton for the day, bet they get a shock when they get off the coach. I live in Bolton and seldom go into the town centre other than to go to the Octagon which is wonderfull. underwater
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5:56pm Thu 31 Jan 13

darrenrw says...

bet they have included football fans to in that as not all get dropped at the reebok
bet they have included football fans to in that as not all get dropped at the reebok darrenrw
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6:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

M J P Smith says...

There's more life in Chernobyl!
There's more life in Chernobyl! M J P Smith
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6:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

davoovad says...

M J P Smith wrote:
There's more life in Chernobyl!
Why do russians wear underpants ? otherwise chernobyl fallout ...
[quote][p][bold]M J P Smith[/bold] wrote: There's more life in Chernobyl![/p][/quote]Why do russians wear underpants ? otherwise chernobyl fallout ... davoovad
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7:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

ALI MINIUM KHAN says...

i thought the major attraction would of been 1 of 100 mosques, or the jobcentre
i thought the major attraction would of been 1 of 100 mosques, or the jobcentre ALI MINIUM KHAN
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8:06pm Thu 31 Jan 13

dougie kay says...

two hour stop overs by holiday makers having a mini break in the lakes / Blackpool . Then on to N Mill in Wigan . In that time they have seen all there is to see
two hour stop overs by holiday makers having a mini break in the lakes / Blackpool . Then on to N Mill in Wigan . In that time they have seen all there is to see dougie kay
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8:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

dougie kay says...

two hour stop overs by holiday makers having a mini break in the lakes / Blackpool . Then on to N Mill in Wigan . In that time they have seen all there is to see
two hour stop overs by holiday makers having a mini break in the lakes / Blackpool . Then on to N Mill in Wigan . In that time they have seen all there is to see dougie kay
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8:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

hatonfire says...

During the summer months there are coaches parked behind the fish market that have brought visitors (hopefully spending their cash in our shops) from many parts of the country.
I can only hope that anyone not from Bolton, considering a day out doesn't
read this site. The amount of anti Bolton comments on here from people who claim to be 'locals' is embarrassing.
Why people make ridiculous comments about the state of the town centre is beyond me.
There are too many privately owned shops that are closed and have been left to become derelict. These premises are not the council's responsibility yet posters on here point the finger at the council.
During the summer months there are coaches parked behind the fish market that have brought visitors (hopefully spending their cash in our shops) from many parts of the country. I can only hope that anyone not from Bolton, considering a day out doesn't read this site. The amount of anti Bolton comments on here from people who claim to be 'locals' is embarrassing. Why people make ridiculous comments about the state of the town centre is beyond me. There are too many privately owned shops that are closed and have been left to become derelict. These premises are not the council's responsibility yet posters on here point the finger at the council. hatonfire
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9:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

davoovad says...

hatonfire wrote:
During the summer months there are coaches parked behind the fish market that have brought visitors (hopefully spending their cash in our shops) from many parts of the country.
I can only hope that anyone not from Bolton, considering a day out doesn't
read this site. The amount of anti Bolton comments on here from people who claim to be 'locals' is embarrassing.
Why people make ridiculous comments about the state of the town centre is beyond me.
There are too many privately owned shops that are closed and have been left to become derelict. These premises are not the council's responsibility yet posters on here point the finger at the council.
Sorry forgot to look behind the fish market, and yes our town is great so is the council especially Morris,.
[quote][p][bold]hatonfire[/bold] wrote: During the summer months there are coaches parked behind the fish market that have brought visitors (hopefully spending their cash in our shops) from many parts of the country. I can only hope that anyone not from Bolton, considering a day out doesn't read this site. The amount of anti Bolton comments on here from people who claim to be 'locals' is embarrassing. Why people make ridiculous comments about the state of the town centre is beyond me. There are too many privately owned shops that are closed and have been left to become derelict. These premises are not the council's responsibility yet posters on here point the finger at the council.[/p][/quote]Sorry forgot to look behind the fish market, and yes our town is great so is the council especially Morris,. davoovad
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10:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

BWFC71 says...

Well they cant park behind the fish market this year - its being used for by the counil whilst they destroy another town centre icon - oops I mean improve the facia of the outdoor market (whilst not actually improving the market!)
Well they cant park behind the fish market this year - its being used for by the counil whilst they destroy another town centre icon - oops I mean improve the facia of the outdoor market (whilst not actually improving the market!) BWFC71
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10:50pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Chrome1 says...

Tourists visiting bolton? Mmmm, I think we have to file that under fiction.
Honest though, Bolton is getting more depressing by the day. I'm so embarrassed I want to leave.
Tourists visiting bolton? Mmmm, I think we have to file that under fiction. Honest though, Bolton is getting more depressing by the day. I'm so embarrassed I want to leave. Chrome1
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10:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Andyroost says...

Forget Tourism, The Border Patrol are putting them on the coaches down at the tunnel, Out of the South someone elses problem, Get on any of the coaches, none will have passports and none will speak english till they get in Bolton Benefit Office.
Forget Tourism, The Border Patrol are putting them on the coaches down at the tunnel, Out of the South someone elses problem, Get on any of the coaches, none will have passports and none will speak english till they get in Bolton Benefit Office. Andyroost
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11:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Marzi30 says...

I live in Bolton and wouldn't visit it if You paid me, it's a dump
I live in Bolton and wouldn't visit it if You paid me, it's a dump Marzi30
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12:58am Fri 1 Feb 13

ARBEE says...

100 hundred mosques, and it wont stop until they get one apiece !!!
100 hundred mosques, and it wont stop until they get one apiece !!! ARBEE
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7:34am Fri 1 Feb 13

hoboh2o says...

hatonfire wrote:
During the summer months there are coaches parked behind the fish market that have brought visitors (hopefully spending their cash in our shops) from many parts of the country.
I can only hope that anyone not from Bolton, considering a day out doesn't
read this site. The amount of anti Bolton comments on here from people who claim to be 'locals' is embarrassing.
Why people make ridiculous comments about the state of the town centre is beyond me.
There are too many privately owned shops that are closed and have been left to become derelict. These premises are not the council's responsibility yet posters on here point the finger at the council.
I hope they DO read it so they will not get their hopes up too high for a great day out and just in case they do, keep your hands on your wallet and your bag zipped up! Don't take on the beggars and don't buy cake.
[quote][p][bold]hatonfire[/bold] wrote: During the summer months there are coaches parked behind the fish market that have brought visitors (hopefully spending their cash in our shops) from many parts of the country. I can only hope that anyone not from Bolton, considering a day out doesn't read this site. The amount of anti Bolton comments on here from people who claim to be 'locals' is embarrassing. Why people make ridiculous comments about the state of the town centre is beyond me. There are too many privately owned shops that are closed and have been left to become derelict. These premises are not the council's responsibility yet posters on here point the finger at the council.[/p][/quote]I hope they DO read it so they will not get their hopes up too high for a great day out and just in case they do, keep your hands on your wallet and your bag zipped up! Don't take on the beggars and don't buy cake. hoboh2o
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9:01am Fri 1 Feb 13

Chrome1 says...

Here we go again Islam-bashing on a few of the posts. Just remember, war and destruction in the name of Christianity has done more harm than any other faith. Let's see now, Nazis - Christians, Hiroshima bomb - Christians, Spansih Inquisition - Christians, WW1 - Christian, Boer war (plus invention of concetration camps) - Christian, annahilation of the indiginous population of North America, South America and Australia - Christian.
Point made I think.
Here we go again Islam-bashing on a few of the posts. Just remember, war and destruction in the name of Christianity has done more harm than any other faith. Let's see now, Nazis - Christians, Hiroshima bomb - Christians, Spansih Inquisition - Christians, WW1 - Christian, Boer war (plus invention of concetration camps) - Christian, annahilation of the indiginous population of North America, South America and Australia - Christian. Point made I think. Chrome1
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11:15am Fri 1 Feb 13

CumbrianTrotter says...

I am a Boltonian who left 25 years ago but still visit regularly , its my birthplace after all and am very proud thats the case . I must admit , Bolton apears to be struggling , after a real purple patch in the late 80's onwards . Very poor parking and the growth of middlebrook must have had a massive impact as has the much improved , regularity and vfm of trains into Manchester .Bolton faces the same challenges as all town of its size and demographic . I am proud to be a Boltonian , and we have always been very protective of our identity as Boltonians , unlike many neighbouring towns who are over eager to be lumped in with Manchester where we , have not - lets keep it that way . The town is struggling , granted and the centre is not as pleasant a place as it was I must admit . The council have done well over the years but dont have a magic wand to address the global economic crisis !
I am a Boltonian who left 25 years ago but still visit regularly , its my birthplace after all and am very proud thats the case . I must admit , Bolton apears to be struggling , after a real purple patch in the late 80's onwards . Very poor parking and the growth of middlebrook must have had a massive impact as has the much improved , regularity and vfm of trains into Manchester .Bolton faces the same challenges as all town of its size and demographic . I am proud to be a Boltonian , and we have always been very protective of our identity as Boltonians , unlike many neighbouring towns who are over eager to be lumped in with Manchester where we , have not - lets keep it that way . The town is struggling , granted and the centre is not as pleasant a place as it was I must admit . The council have done well over the years but dont have a magic wand to address the global economic crisis ! CumbrianTrotter
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1:01pm Fri 1 Feb 13

cliff4treasurer says...

err chrome 1,i didn't know hitler was a christian?
You are as bad as Morris with your spuriouse made up argument.
Bolton is a dump and one of the reasons has to be the adverse publicity around the parking demons (sorry wardens) which are in the control of the local council as are many other factors like the criminal (sorry again ) the democratic destruction of the market hall etc etc .
You are obviously not a Boltonian but a cliffite!
err chrome 1,i didn't know hitler was a christian? You are as bad as Morris with your spuriouse made up argument. Bolton is a dump and one of the reasons has to be the adverse publicity around the parking demons (sorry wardens) which are in the control of the local council as are many other factors like the criminal (sorry again ) the democratic destruction of the market hall etc etc . You are obviously not a Boltonian but a cliffite! cliff4treasurer
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2:09pm Fri 1 Feb 13

judyben says...

Chrome1 wrote:
Here we go again Islam-bashing on a few of the posts. Just remember, war and destruction in the name of Christianity has done more harm than any other faith. Let's see now, Nazis - Christians, Hiroshima bomb - Christians, Spansih Inquisition - Christians, WW1 - Christian, Boer war (plus invention of concetration camps) - Christian, annahilation of the indiginous population of North America, South America and Australia - Christian.
Point made I think.
What point? That blanket argument won't stand up and smacks of Christian bashing and just perpetuates the sniping on here.How was World War 1 carried out in the name of Christianity? Are you writing a thesis on this? I am sure true Christians would find the events you mentioned abhorrent. They are down to far more complex causes but include an element of fanaticism-- and anyone can be a fanatic. If you are writing a thesis get the spellcheck on!
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Here we go again Islam-bashing on a few of the posts. Just remember, war and destruction in the name of Christianity has done more harm than any other faith. Let's see now, Nazis - Christians, Hiroshima bomb - Christians, Spansih Inquisition - Christians, WW1 - Christian, Boer war (plus invention of concetration camps) - Christian, annahilation of the indiginous population of North America, South America and Australia - Christian. Point made I think.[/p][/quote]What point? That blanket argument won't stand up and smacks of Christian bashing and just perpetuates the sniping on here.How was World War 1 carried out in the name of Christianity? Are you writing a thesis on this? I am sure true Christians would find the events you mentioned abhorrent. They are down to far more complex causes but include an element of fanaticism-- and anyone can be a fanatic. If you are writing a thesis get the spellcheck on! judyben
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2:16pm Fri 1 Feb 13

judyben says...

I think a visit to a mosque could be quite interesting . Have to say a day trip to Bolton these days would be a disappointing experience . It is no longer the vibrant and thriving place it was.
I think a visit to a mosque could be quite interesting . Have to say a day trip to Bolton these days would be a disappointing experience . It is no longer the vibrant and thriving place it was. judyben
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9:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13

BWFC71 says...

Andyroost wrote:
Forget Tourism, The Border Patrol are putting them on the coaches down at the tunnel, Out of the South someone elses problem, Get on any of the coaches, none will have passports and none will speak english till they get in Bolton Benefit Office.
What a load of rubbish. I frequently travel via coach to the mainland,a dn I have to say teh teh Border Force do a fantastic job. The last trip back we were held up at the border and an American was thrown off due to the fact he had a wrong visa to gain entry to the UK. Our coach was thorough checked over as well.
[quote][p][bold]Andyroost[/bold] wrote: Forget Tourism, The Border Patrol are putting them on the coaches down at the tunnel, Out of the South someone elses problem, Get on any of the coaches, none will have passports and none will speak english till they get in Bolton Benefit Office.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish. I frequently travel via coach to the mainland,a dn I have to say teh teh Border Force do a fantastic job. The last trip back we were held up at the border and an American was thrown off due to the fact he had a wrong visa to gain entry to the UK. Our coach was thorough checked over as well. BWFC71
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12:59am Sat 2 Feb 13

Andyroost says...

BWFC71 wrote:
Andyroost wrote: Forget Tourism, The Border Patrol are putting them on the coaches down at the tunnel, Out of the South someone elses problem, Get on any of the coaches, none will have passports and none will speak english till they get in Bolton Benefit Office.
What a load of rubbish. I frequently travel via coach to the mainland,a dn I have to say teh teh Border Force do a fantastic job. The last trip back we were held up at the border and an American was thrown off due to the fact he had a wrong visa to gain entry to the UK. Our coach was thorough checked over as well.
You tell me whos guideing all these car washers to Bolton, if Border force are doing good job how they gettin in by the thousands. pull the plug out and refil the tunnel and go back to ferries and planes, our countries on its asss
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andyroost[/bold] wrote: Forget Tourism, The Border Patrol are putting them on the coaches down at the tunnel, Out of the South someone elses problem, Get on any of the coaches, none will have passports and none will speak english till they get in Bolton Benefit Office.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish. I frequently travel via coach to the mainland,a dn I have to say teh teh Border Force do a fantastic job. The last trip back we were held up at the border and an American was thrown off due to the fact he had a wrong visa to gain entry to the UK. Our coach was thorough checked over as well.[/p][/quote]You tell me whos guideing all these car washers to Bolton, if Border force are doing good job how they gettin in by the thousands. pull the plug out and refil the tunnel and go back to ferries and planes, our countries on its asss Andyroost
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11:48am Sat 2 Feb 13

127001 says...

Pie in the Sky if you ask me.

If Bolton is so popular for visitors/tourists then why are so many buildings boarded up around the Town Centre? Howcome the Market Place is half empty? Where are all the thriving businesses?

I've lived in Bolton all my life and have never seen the town centre look so dead during the week. It may get busier at weekends but nothing like it used to in the 1980's and 1990's. It really makes me sad.
Pie in the Sky if you ask me. If Bolton is so popular for visitors/tourists then why are so many buildings boarded up around the Town Centre? Howcome the Market Place is half empty? Where are all the thriving businesses? I've lived in Bolton all my life and have never seen the town centre look so dead during the week. It may get busier at weekends but nothing like it used to in the 1980's and 1990's. It really makes me sad. 127001
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7:45pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Anne W. says...

Why is Smithills Hall not included in Bolton's list of attractions

Could it be anything to do with Smithills Coaching House being developed into housing!!!!
And the council want to keep this quiet
Why is Smithills Hall not included in Bolton's list of attractions Could it be anything to do with Smithills Coaching House being developed into housing!!!! And the council want to keep this quiet Anne W.
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10:04pm Sat 2 Feb 13

ALI MINIUM KHAN says...

ARBEE wrote:
100 hundred mosques, and it wont stop until they get one apiece !!!
i think they all ready have as a proper room in each house means exempt from council tax
[quote][p][bold]ARBEE[/bold] wrote: 100 hundred mosques, and it wont stop until they get one apiece !!![/p][/quote]i think they all ready have as a proper room in each house means exempt from council tax ALI MINIUM KHAN
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10:26am Sun 3 Feb 13

wagstaff says...

Chrome1 wrote:
Here we go again Islam-bashing on a few of the posts. Just remember, war and destruction in the name of Christianity has done more harm than any other faith. Let's see now, Nazis - Christians, Hiroshima bomb - Christians, Spansih Inquisition - Christians, WW1 - Christian, Boer war (plus invention of concetration camps) - Christian, annahilation of the indiginous population of North America, South America and Australia - Christian.
Point made I think.
and your point is
job well done
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Here we go again Islam-bashing on a few of the posts. Just remember, war and destruction in the name of Christianity has done more harm than any other faith. Let's see now, Nazis - Christians, Hiroshima bomb - Christians, Spansih Inquisition - Christians, WW1 - Christian, Boer war (plus invention of concetration camps) - Christian, annahilation of the indiginous population of North America, South America and Australia - Christian. Point made I think.[/p][/quote]and your point is job well done wagstaff
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7:38pm Sun 3 Feb 13

grimtown says...

Do these coach trips include the prison buses visting the courts. Cliff Morris and the other council executive are using these fudged figures to rest on their laurels! The fact is Bolton is run down depicted in shops like the body shop shed staff in Bolton before any neighbouring towns why ! Mr Morris if the town is booming why are you moving council staff to the town centre in a futile bid to prop up the town centre economy. It has an air of a town in decline mind you Sean Harris is laughing all the way to the bank as are most of the council executives, without any real concern for the towns future.
Do these coach trips include the prison buses visting the courts. Cliff Morris and the other council executive are using these fudged figures to rest on their laurels! The fact is Bolton is run down depicted in shops like the body shop shed staff in Bolton before any neighbouring towns why ! Mr Morris if the town is booming why are you moving council staff to the town centre in a futile bid to prop up the town centre economy. It has an air of a town in decline mind you Sean Harris is laughing all the way to the bank as are most of the council executives, without any real concern for the towns future. grimtown
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8:30pm Sun 3 Feb 13

BWFC71 says...

Andyroost wrote:
BWFC71 wrote:
Andyroost wrote: Forget Tourism, The Border Patrol are putting them on the coaches down at the tunnel, Out of the South someone elses problem, Get on any of the coaches, none will have passports and none will speak english till they get in Bolton Benefit Office.
What a load of rubbish. I frequently travel via coach to the mainland,a dn I have to say teh teh Border Force do a fantastic job. The last trip back we were held up at the border and an American was thrown off due to the fact he had a wrong visa to gain entry to the UK. Our coach was thorough checked over as well.
You tell me whos guideing all these car washers to Bolton, if Border force are doing good job how they gettin in by the thousands. pull the plug out and refil the tunnel and go back to ferries and planes, our countries on its asss
Is it hell liek on its arse. Many people come to the Uk to work - they pay their taxes and get a wage. Just as much as we can go to their country and do exactly the same.

I Have just returned from over 6 years in Holland where I worked and paid my atxes , and yes sent some money back to UK each month. I then got made redundant and had to use their benefits system. I only came off it due to the fact that I figuered out i could get a job back here in the UK quicker, and I did!!!

The same happens with Polish, Dutchy, Germans, French, Belgians, Spanish, Italians, et al who come here.

Also do not forget that we do NOT operate open border, link on teh mainland as we did not sign up the the Schengen Agreemeny and as such passports HAVE to be shown both inwards and outwards of the UK.

If you had any ounce of integrity in your post then you would realise we have been accepting teh Polish in our country for over 200 years and in fact more poles arrived in teh UK, after WWII than any other time in the history of Britian, and that inlcudes the last 10 years!!!

Not everyone who comes into the UK are scroungers, not everyone who is unemployed are scroungers. It about 1% in total and you are letting that minority make you look like a racist xenophobe bigot.

Also for your information there are many towns and cities in the south of the country that have far more migrant workers than what Bolton does, and for your information London is made up of 68% migrants than native English - so how is that sending them up to Bolton???

Also, if you are so digusted about it all, then why are you only maoning on a local papaer forum and not doing anything proper about it, such as starting your own business and only employing local "native" people??? Do you have the guts to do that, or are you just a moaner???

Pathetic individual.
[quote][p][bold]Andyroost[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andyroost[/bold] wrote: Forget Tourism, The Border Patrol are putting them on the coaches down at the tunnel, Out of the South someone elses problem, Get on any of the coaches, none will have passports and none will speak english till they get in Bolton Benefit Office.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish. I frequently travel via coach to the mainland,a dn I have to say teh teh Border Force do a fantastic job. The last trip back we were held up at the border and an American was thrown off due to the fact he had a wrong visa to gain entry to the UK. Our coach was thorough checked over as well.[/p][/quote]You tell me whos guideing all these car washers to Bolton, if Border force are doing good job how they gettin in by the thousands. pull the plug out and refil the tunnel and go back to ferries and planes, our countries on its asss[/p][/quote]Is it hell liek on its arse. Many people come to the Uk to work - they pay their taxes and get a wage. Just as much as we can go to their country and do exactly the same. I Have just returned from over 6 years in Holland where I worked and paid my atxes , and yes sent some money back to UK each month. I then got made redundant and had to use their benefits system. I only came off it due to the fact that I figuered out i could get a job back here in the UK quicker, and I did!!! The same happens with Polish, Dutchy, Germans, French, Belgians, Spanish, Italians, et al who come here. Also do not forget that we do NOT operate open border, link on teh mainland as we did not sign up the the Schengen Agreemeny and as such passports HAVE to be shown both inwards and outwards of the UK. If you had any ounce of integrity in your post then you would realise we have been accepting teh Polish in our country for over 200 years and in fact more poles arrived in teh UK, after WWII than any other time in the history of Britian, and that inlcudes the last 10 years!!! Not everyone who comes into the UK are scroungers, not everyone who is unemployed are scroungers. It about 1% in total and you are letting that minority make you look like a racist xenophobe bigot. Also for your information there are many towns and cities in the south of the country that have far more migrant workers than what Bolton does, and for your information London is made up of 68% migrants than native English - so how is that sending them up to Bolton??? Also, if you are so digusted about it all, then why are you only maoning on a local papaer forum and not doing anything proper about it, such as starting your own business and only employing local "native" people??? Do you have the guts to do that, or are you just a moaner??? Pathetic individual. BWFC71
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8:36pm Sun 3 Feb 13

BWFC71 says...

ALI MINIUM KHAN wrote:
ARBEE wrote:
100 hundred mosques, and it wont stop until they get one apiece !!!
i think they all ready have as a proper room in each house means exempt from council tax
Ever thought about having a chapel ort a prayer room in your house, so that you can be exempt from Council Tax.

Either do what I suggest or just shut up moaning!!!

If you do neither then you only have yourself to blame to being passive rather than pro-active!
[quote][p][bold]ALI MINIUM KHAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ARBEE[/bold] wrote: 100 hundred mosques, and it wont stop until they get one apiece !!![/p][/quote]i think they all ready have as a proper room in each house means exempt from council tax[/p][/quote]Ever thought about having a chapel ort a prayer room in your house, so that you can be exempt from Council Tax. Either do what I suggest or just shut up moaning!!! If you do neither then you only have yourself to blame to being passive rather than pro-active! BWFC71
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12:53pm Tue 5 Feb 13

boltoncity says...

davoovad wrote:
M J P Smith wrote:
There's more life in Chernobyl!
Why do russians wear underpants ? otherwise chernobyl fallout ...
haha brilliant
[quote][p][bold]davoovad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M J P Smith[/bold] wrote: There's more life in Chernobyl![/p][/quote]Why do russians wear underpants ? otherwise chernobyl fallout ...[/p][/quote]haha brilliant boltoncity
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1:58pm Tue 5 Feb 13

myfanwy7 says...

The way in which contributors to this forum insist on turning EVERY news story into a discussion about immigration and xenophobia is deeply depressing.
The way in which contributors to this forum insist on turning EVERY news story into a discussion about immigration and xenophobia is deeply depressing. myfanwy7
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2:36pm Wed 6 Feb 13

BWFC71 says...

myfanwy7 wrote:
The way in which contributors to this forum insist on turning EVERY news story into a discussion about immigration and xenophobia is deeply depressing.
Agreed!

They are just totally ignorant to all the fcats. They rely on papers like The Sun and The Daily Fail for their so called arguments. And yet been proved time and time and time again that their so-called arguments are just wrong and pathetic!
[quote][p][bold]myfanwy7[/bold] wrote: The way in which contributors to this forum insist on turning EVERY news story into a discussion about immigration and xenophobia is deeply depressing.[/p][/quote]Agreed! They are just totally ignorant to all the fcats. They rely on papers like The Sun and The Daily Fail for their so called arguments. And yet been proved time and time and time again that their so-called arguments are just wrong and pathetic! BWFC71
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