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Planting roots on Colliery Way

Four Year 7 students from Carlton le Willows played a key role in the official opening of the new Gedling Access Road.

Luca, Milo, Anna and Holly were selected to take part in a tree planting event to mark the official opening of the new £49million road which will now be called Colliery Way.

The students were joined by civic dignitaries including the chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council Coun Mike Quigley MBE, Gedling MP Tom Randall, Leader of Gedling Borough Council Coun John Clarke and representatives of the construction firms involved in the project.

The tree that the Year 7 students helped to plant is a sapling from the Major Oak and is just one of 53,000 trees planted as part of ecological measures put in place during the construction of the road, which also included seven badger tunnels, seven bat hop-overs and six amphibian tunnels as well as improved pedestrian and cycle links to Gedling Country Park.