A COMMUNITY has pulled together – to help a new project in Kearsley bloom.

Residents joined with Bolton at Home, Proffitts and building contractors Complete Construction to help out at the community planting scheme.

Volunteers at the event, organised by the Mossfield Meadows community group, planted a hedgerow of currant bushes, rhubarb and raspberry canes and a variety of vegetables were in the raised beds and fruit trees.

The planting forms part of the project to create a community friendly space on the previously derelict site behind Mossfield Road, Ash Road and Queensway.

Linda Ward, Community Projects Officer from Proffitts, said: "The community planting day was a great success and everyone got involved with planting the shrubs and trees. The children helped to plant up the raised beds and particularly enjoyed using the watering cans and hose pipe on a beautiful sunny day. Everyone is looking forward to picking their own fruit later in the season."

The redevelopment of the meadow has been funded by Awards for All and The Veolia Environmental Trust through a grant of £49,367 from the Landfill Communities Fund.

Residents came together to form the Mossfield Meadow Action Group with the support of Bolton at Home in order to lead a project.

Plans for the project include creating an open community friendly space with new paths, wetland area, informal play area, raised beds, an edible hedgerow and seating.

Construction work is nearing completion and a celebratory opening event is planned for the summer.

Details will be available nearer the time from the Mossfield Meadows Facebook page and via Proffitts website at www.proffittscic.com/community-projects/mossfield-meadows.

For more information, contact Proffitts on 01706 223700.