This morning Andrew Gwynne MP joined school children from Linden Road Academy, Councillor Allison Gwynne and volunteers from Friends of the Tame Valley to sow wildflower seeds kindly donated by Tameside Council.

The event was made possible by Steve Martin, Chris Clarke and Eddie Stewart who are all stalwarts of the Friends of the Tame Valley group, not least through their spending the last two summers clearing the areas the children planted up of the invasive Himalayan Balsam.

Andrew Gwynne said “it’s wonderful to see this teamwork coming together, with both the Friends of the Tame Valley, Tameside Council and Linden Road all contributing to brighten up this section of the Tame Valley.”

Steve Martin, Friends of the Tame Valley commented “we are so lucky to have the Tame Valley on our doorstep, and what better way to help preserve it than involving local children. Well done to everyone who took part”.

Finally Councillor Allison Gwynne said “it really is appreciated that Tameside Council have donated these seeds, inspiring future generations to protect our precious green spaces.”

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