Tonge with Haulgh Councillors (pictured above) and Breightmet Councillors have teamed up to put up special British Legion endorsed poppies, along Bury Road, that runs through both wards, between Castle Street and Milnthorpe Road. The funding for the poppies was made via the local Area Forums delegated funds, with the payments going direct to the British Legion.
Tonge with the Haulgh Councillor, and Mayor of Bolton Cllr Elaine Sherrington said “2018 marks one hundred years since the end of the First World War, and to mark this occasion we have affixed around 100 poppies to lampposts along the length of Bury Road, and another 50 to Tonge Moor Road, two of Bolton’s biggest arterial routes, in order to try to bring greater awareness to the significance of this year’s Remembrance Service on November 11th.”
The Councillors, Elaine Sherrington (The Mayor), Martin Donaghy and Nick Peel for Tonge with the Haulgh, and John Byrne and Debbie Newall, for Breightmet, spent a few hours on Saturday and Sunday last week, with step ladders and cable ties to create the great poppy lined image.
Tonge with the Haulgh Councillors also ensured that Tonge Moor Road received its share of poppies, when the ladders came out again last week and the stretch from Thicketford Road to Crompton Way was adorned.