I WAS very saddened and disturbed to read of the proposed cuts to fire services in Bolton.

In particular, I hope that the threat to the great work being done with the Prince's Trust will be lifted and they are able to carry on doing their very valuable work. Bolton station has benefited from the lovely planters provided by the young Trust volunteers and we want that relationship to continue.

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Apart from a better environment, it is giving the young people skills and confidence.

Professor Paul Salveson

Chair, Bolton Station Community Development Partnership