Bolton Friends of the Earth

We are a long established group of 6-8 members working mainly on national Friends of the Earth campaigns.  We have stalls, lobby our MPs, hold fund raising events and occasional social events. We meet on the fourth Wednesday in the month (but not December) at 8.00pm, at the Friends Meeting House,  Silverwell St,  Bolton.

Please contact: Elizabeth Shepherd, 21 Anfield Road, Bolton, BL3 3DA.   Tel: 01204 650586.  Email: for more information.

Listed below are environment-related actions, events and news for the Bolton area.




The Bentley Effect

Screening of ‘The Bentley Effect’ Movie – A Message of Hope

The Bentley Effect – a film produced by Brendan Shoebridge, Ian Gaillard and Simon Clough, details how the idyllic Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia, came under threat from invasive industrial gasfields. It explores the multifaceted issue of hydraulic … Continue reading


Bentley Effect - (Anti Fracking) Non Violent Action & Strategy Workshop

The Bentley Effect – Non Violent Direct Action & Strategy workshop

A message of hope, with Simon Clough, Ian Gaillard & Brendan Shoebridge of the Bentley Blockade The Bentley Effect details how the idyllic Northern Rivers of NSW came under threat from invasive industrial gasfields and how the community responded with … Continue reading



GM Mayoral Hustings: What About the Environment?

With Greater Manchester on the verge of electing its first ever Metro Mayor, this is your chance to quiz the mayoral candidates on what they will do to protect and enhance our environment.


European Cycling Challenge 2017

European Cycling Challenge 2017 (1-31st May)

The European Cycling Challenge is the biggest urban cyclists’ team competition, which takes  place every year May, 1-31. Join the Team of your City, track your bike trips, challenge other European cities!

19th Apr 2017

Bolton against Fracking

Bolton Against Fracking Monthly Meeting

All welcome to our monthly meeting where we plan our anti fracking protests and awareness events, discuss current events within the fracking movement and what we can do to help. #togetherwearemighty


Save the GreenBelt Groups rally

Save our GreenBelt Groups Rally – wear something green!

This rally is being organised across all the Greater Manchester groups who are against GMSF. – please see our Facebook event for details, updates will also be posted on here.


March for Science Manchester - logo

Science March – Manchester / Science, not Silence!

The March for Science, on 22nd April, is a show of defiance against the increasing anti-science, anti-rational rhetoric in the USA and UK. Coinciding with Earth Day, the March for Science is a celebration of science and an opportunity to raise … Continue reading


How to communicate...

Everything you wanted to know about (social) media but were afraid to ask….! skillshare

This month’s Manchester Friends of the Earth meeting features a skillshare on all things to do with the media (social or otherwise), publicity and communications.  Come along us and tell us what skills you would like to learn or what … Continue reading


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