Monton indicates a Saxon origin. Monton Green is a Conservation Area and contains Monton Green; the Unitarian Church and a former school with caretaker’s house; and a lodge built in 1875 to the Earl of Ellesmere’s former estate. The Green, once used as common land, is now formally laid out as gardens and lawns.
In 1895 the use of Monton Green was conveyed to Eccles Corporation with the condition that the Corporation “would not permit or suffer the land to be used in a manner that public worship or religious instruction in Monton Church or the Sunday School attached to it should be in any way restricted, disturbed or interfered with”. In addition, Eccles Corporation was bound to maintain the roads around and across the Green, which were dedicated to public use to remain forever thereafter open. The character of the open area is defined by the group of high quality buildings referred to earlier, that are complemented by the mature trees on the Green.
Monton Green Gardening Group
This group meets every Sunday morning at 10.00am weather permitting. New volunteers always welcome to help with litter picking, weeding, planting, pruning etc. Each year, just before winter, they put the beds to bed so need extra help for this. In 2018 the group won an award in the Britain in Bloom in Your Neighbourhood awards. For more information email
Environment & Planning
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Environment and Planning
Cobden Street Recycling, Cobden Street, Salford M6 6NA
Raikes Lane Recycling Facility, Raikes Lane Industrial Estate, Bolton BL3 2NH
Waste and recycling from home can be taken to both free of charge. No trade or commercial waste.
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Neighbourhood Policing Team
PC Jake Rendall
PCSO Tony Fletcher
PCSO Ian Moss
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 (call is free and can be anonymous)
Anti-social Behaviour Hotline (in confidence) 0845 605 2222
Crime prevention advice phone 0161 856 5421 / 0161 856 5254
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