Young people of Bolton are leading by example when it comes to looking after the planet.

And Town Hall chiefs are listening.

In the summer, a Bolton Youth Environment Summit was held for young people of Bolton talk about what they wanted to see happen to help conservation efforts.

With 300 school children in attendance, the event at the Toughsheet Stadium saw them create seed bombs, taste plant-based food, and discuss what they’d like to do to get involved.

Following the event, Bolton Council has now announced that changes have been made to listen to the school children’s views on conservation around Bolton.

In a tweet by the council, they said: “You said…At Bolton’s Youth Environment Summit, young people said they wanted to see more biodiversity.

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“We did."

Organisations in Bolton have planted 13,500 new trees, created 7.6 hectares of new woodland in Bolton, planted 379 meters of hedgerows, created a community orchard in Blackrod, funded community gardens, and planted an edible forest garden in east Bolton.

In the summer, it was revealed new trees could be planted in priority areas.

At a cabinet meeting earlier this year, executive cabinet member for the environment Cllr Richard Silvester said work was being done to create woodland areas and plant trees around Bolton.

He said “Officers are working with the City of Trees to identify sites for the creation of woodland and tree planting across Bolton, including Kearsley.

“And I as executive cabinet member am a member of the Greater Manchester Forest Partnership, which is linked to the work of the City of Trees.”

Cllr Silvester also said that he would also ask council officers to look into specific information about the how many requests to tree preservation orders have been made in recent times.

Following this meeting, Tonge Park Avenue in Bolton was chosen by leader of the Bolton Council, Cllr Nick Peel as the place to plant the trees to restore woodlands to the area and make an orchard for people to admire and pick fruit.

Cllr Peel was joined by volunteers as young as two on the green project, as people were all shown by Greater Manchester’s City Of Trees how easy it was to plant trees.