(Blooms, birds, bees, butterflies & benches)
In 2022, we successfully applied for a lottery grant to plant a jubilee forest with a wildflower meadow on one of our parcels of land. The aim of this project was to provide the local residents with a calm and restful place to sit within the area, to enjoy nature and watch the wildlife. We hope by providing a nature refuge, this area will attract many forms of wildlife including birds, bees/butterflies, and bats. There will also be some pathways maintained through the meadow so visitors to the forest can wander through the wildflowers without damaging them.
A contractor was appointed in the summer of 2022, the planting of the trees began in the autumn of 2022, with some donations of extra trees from Sandymoor Ormiston Academy, and now we are happy to announce that the benches and pathway are all installed so the forest is now complete. The forest is also registered as part of the Queen's Green Canopy initiative.
There was an official opening of the forest on the 5th June at noon, with the formal opening undertaken by Robert Mee, senior Deputy Lieutenant for Cheshire. We hope that as the trees grow and mature, the area will become a peaceful haven for residents and wildlife alike.
The parish council have installed some benches so residents have somewhere to sit and relax and have also agreed to residents being able to place memorial plaques on these benches. There is more information about this in our news section as well as a form to complete to request permission to install a memorial plaque.