Tree lovers invited to plant hundreds of saplings in Widnes

by | Jan 31, 2015 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Widnes nature lovers have been invited to help out planting 300 trees at The Bongs this Saturday.

Halton Youth Cabinet and The Mersey Forest have teamed up with Halton Council for the project which is aimed at kickstarting fresh growth across the borough.

Organisers have appealed for as many participants as possible to give half an hour and help to ‘put the green lungs back’ in Halton.

The group will meet at The Bongs on Bishops Way in Halton View at 10am.

Those who come along have been advised to dress for the weather.

Tom Norris, of Halton Youth Cabinet, said: “We are really pleased to be able to be work with Halton Borough Council and the Mersey Forest to put some greenery back into the borough.

“It would be really great if lots of people from the local community could get involved too.

“We at Youth Cabinet believe that we should all look after our planet and that we all have a role to play in building a better world.

“So if you have half an hour to spare and you care about the environment in Halton, why not join us at The Bongs.

Cllr Ron Hignett (physical environment) said: “I welcome this positive move by young people to plant a ‘leafy legacy’ in Halton.”

This initiative is supported by the National Big Tree Plant Campaign and the Woodland Trust, as part of The Mersey Forest.

For more information call Phil McClure at Halton Youth Provision on 0151 257 2520, email him at or visit Halton Youth Cabinet’s page on Facebook.

The programme was organised by Catch-22 on behalf of Halton’s Children’s Trust and the council.