More trees could be coming to a Bolton district thanks to work with a Greater Manchester wide charity.

This comes with Kearsley set to work with the City of Trees charity in planting more greenery around the town.

Cllr Debbie Newall, who represents the area on Bolton Council, says she hopes this will come alongside a range of other environmental improvements.

She said: “We’re working with the City of Trees, so hopefully we’re going to have more trees in Kearsley soon.”

She added: “No one ever achieved anything shouting from the side lines.

The Bolton News: Bolton Council has said it will work with the City of Trees to look at further planting opportunitiesBolton Council has said it will work with the City of Trees to look at further planting opportunities (Image: Newsquest)

“Good councillors achieve things for their wards by being where it matters at the right time and negotiating from a position of strength, not waiting for crumbs from the top table.

“This is only the beginning for Kearsley, we have plans and we’ll make them happen.”

City of Trees works all across the Greater Manchester city region in helping to plant and look after trees and to promote a “culture of trees” across the area.

Nearly three years ago the City of Trees announced that it had already planted more than 13,000 trees all around the borough in partnership with Bolton Council.

The trees were planted at 12 locations around the borough, with the planting covering 7.58 hectares of land, the size of about 12 football pitches.

The ultimate aim of the City of Trees is to build up Greater Manchester’s woodland by planting a tree for every person who lives in the city region.

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This was funded by the government’s Nature for Climate Fund which allocated £12.1m to a nationwide project to create 500 hectares of new woodland by 2021.

Last July, in response to a question put to Bolton Council by Cllr Newall, cabinet member for the environment Cllr Richard Silvester said council officers were working with the City of Trees to look at potential areas for planting.

He said he was happy to ask them to specifically look at areas in Kearsley. 

In Kearsley, the new tree planting hopes come alongside recently announced intentions to spend thousands of pounds improving the town’s parks, including children’s play areas.

This was made possible thanks to around £65,000 in “106 funding”, granted by developers for improvements to community facilities.

Cllr Newall said recently that the parks are found across Mossfield Lane, Brooke Street close to the Hare and Hound pub, on Hulme Road, with potentially a new park to be created around Lord Street.