In December 2010 a competition was launched for towns to bid for city status to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee and after months of waiting, Bolton has finally been told that it has failed in its bid to become a city.
Many areas applied and we faced competition from areas such as Stockport, Reading and St Austell but the winners were Chelmsford in Essex, Perth in Scotland and St Asaph in Wales who have all been awarded the status to mark the Diamond Jubilee with the Queen wanting to honour not only England, but Scotland and Wales too.
I think there will be disappointment all round on this news but we mustn’t forget what a fantastic town we have and what investment is being made in Bolton to make it a fantastic place to live and work.
We only have to look at the complex housing Bolton College and Bolton University, the new Bolton One and the plans to invest and redevelop Bolton Market so see that we have a town worth shouting about.
Bolton has and will continue to host some amazing events such as the Iron Man competition, The International Food and Drink Festival and not forgetting the Olympic Torch coming to our town.
Bolton is a place to be proud of with a wonderfully diverse community and not being a city wont affect this at all.
Member since: 10th July 2012
Hi I am Gaynor Ramsden and am passionate about all things Bolton. I hope you enjoy reading my blogs and find them to be interesting and thought provoking. I would love you to add your personal comments...