Be involved

There are many ways you can get involved with Bolton at Home.

  • You can meet people local to you by taking part in activities run from our community centres,
  • Drop into one of our UCAN centres to find out what volunteering opportunities are available,
  • Help improve your community by joining a community group or Tenant & Resident Association,
  • Take part in improving services by joining our Scrutiny Group or
  •  Find out more about how to join our Operations Committee or become a Board Member.

Bloomin' marvellous garden competition 2015

Bloomin' marvellous garden competition 2015

Nominations are now open for the Bloomin' Marvellous Garden competition 2015. Deadline for entries Friday 24 July 2015. 

Best garden

Judges will be looking at the overall quality of the garden/pots as well as the design and maintenance of the garden. Nominations can be for an individual or a group of people. Photographs must accompany any entry for the best garden category.

Most improved garden 

Judges will be looking for gardens where significant efforts have brought poor gardens up to a reasonable standard, or transformed average gardens into outstanding ones. Nominations can be for an individual or a group of people. Before and after photographs must accompany any entries for the most improved garden category.

You can enter by:

Judging will be carried out by an independent panel of judges during August 2015.
If you don’t have access to a camera, contact our Customer Involvement Team on 01204 327992 and we’ll make arrangements for photographs to be taken.

Help us improve our services

  • If you are over 55 you can come along to our Seniors in Partnership group. Here you can share experiences and discuss local issues and service. Contact our Activities Co-ordinator Lesley Tyrer on 01204 329678 for more details.
  • Voices: This is currently being updated and we'll have more information coming soon.  
  • Complete the online form below to grade the grounds maintenance in your area. Is it excellent? Is it poor? Let us know.
Grounds maintenance checklist

Please make sure you look at the photo standards beforehand: photo-standards

Support our Grounds Maintenance Customer Panel

  • The Neighbourhood Services Team invites customers to get involved in our service by being part of our Grounds Maintenance Customer Panel.
  • This involves residents assisting us with measuring customer satisfaction of our grounds maintenance service. Checks are carried out approximately four times a year and residents can choose to take part in one or all of the checks, depending on what suits them.
  • We provide all training and then send residents out in teams of two or three to complete the checks. Residents check the quality of grass cutting, shrub pruning and weed spraying on our estates. The results influence the incentive payments that Glendale may receive as part of their contract.

Get in touch by contacting us on 01204 328000 or alternatively via email on

Make a change in your community

  • Join a community group or tenants and residents association. There are a number of these across our estates and they are a great way to help improve your community.

    If you're interested in joining or finding your nearest community group, contact the Community Investment Team on 01204 329572 or 327992 text by sending CITEAM and your message to 80800 or email

  • Take part in an estate walkabout. Get out with local housing staff and inspect the area you live in. Contact your local housing office for more details here.

Meet people near you

  • Come to one of our sheltered communities for a range of social events from dominoes and coffee mornings to Tai Chi and Wii Fit. Find out whats going on near you here.
  • Drop into a UCAN centre to find out about the range of services and projects they offer, or contact the Community Investment Team for community groups local to you.

Stay in touch

Get in touch

If you're interested in getting involved you can call the Community Investment Team on 01204 327992 or 01204 329572, text by sending CITEAM and your message to 80800 or email

Be involved image

Two older men chatting in a garden 

Community groups

community groups

You tell us

“The reason I joined SIPS (Seniors in Partnership Group) was for Lever Gardens to get a voice”
Frank Pitts – Lever Gardens

In your words

"The SIP group is a good way of finding out what’s going on within Bolton at Home and it helps and supports older customers to address their issues."
Lynda Brockbank, member

All your stories

All your stories is a digital storytelling project where you tell us what matters to you.

Click here to see a subtitled version of Mary-Jane talking about the UCAN centre.