The grant funding allowed us to lay hedges outside SS Osmunds and Andrews Primary School, we even later did a wildflower planting sessions with the kids. At Leverhulme Park the grant funding allowed us to focus on restoring and maintaining an important wildflower meadow with yellow rattle but also let us recover over 100 square meters of Heathland, preventing important habitat loss. The volunteer work was streamed regularly and seen by thousands of local residents.
Bolton NEWT meet on the first Sunday of the month to carry out gardening (conservation) on public land either with Bolton Council at Leverhulme Park/New House Farm, Bolton At Home or on private land on the Bolton to Bury Cycle Lane. The location of our events and community gardening/habitat management is predominately in Breightmet and Darcy Lever. If you are interested in volunteering, simply turn up on the day and we'll provide full training, a hot brew and soup for lunch. The location of where we meet varies and therefore we ask potential volunteers to check our website and FaceBook page for the current site location of work.
Bolton NEWT is entirely formed by local residents and volunteers who want to not only make their neighbourhoods a better place to live but to bring back a real sense of community. All funding grants and donations to Bolton NEWT are used for hosting our public events to keep them free and to purchase tools or seeds/plants to enhance public land, there are no committee members or individuals involved in Bolton NEWT who receive wages or payments for their involvement.
Our community group Bolton NEWT was formed in 2017 to promote and protect the wildlife corridor along Bradshaw Brook, the River Tonge and the River Croal through volunteer work, social media engagement, videography, photography, habitat enhancement and public events.
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