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Green space at Caldy Valley Neighbourhood Centre
Great Boughton Parish Councillors have listened to local residents and have agreed that the surplus land adjoining Caldy Valley Church and Neighbourhood Centre in Great Boughton should be kept as a public green space.
The parish council recently held a public consultation to ask local residents what they thought should happen to the land which is mostly grass, shrubs and trees. The parish council had been approached by a fast food franchise who was interested in purchasing the land.
Over 200 local residents responded to the survey and most felt that local roads were already suffering from too much traffic congestion and that the land should be kept as a green space. Residents also cited fears over increased litter, smell and noise and some were concerned about the loss of wildlife and trees.
On Monday 18th February, the parish council voted in favour of retaining the land as a green space and enhancing the area. Chair of the Parish Council, Cllr Peter Bulmer said “We were really impressed with the strength of feeling shown by local residents and we are looking forward to working with them and the wider community to ensure the future of the land”
A copy of the Public Consultation Outcome Report is here CALDY VALLEY CONSULTATION REPORT
Great Boughton In Bloom Garden Competition 2019
If you live in the parish and have a garden to be proud of, we would love to hear from you. You can also nominate your neighbour or a friend if you think their garden is a special one.
Awards available this year are gold, silver and bronze.
- The closing date for entries is 12 noon 31st July 2019
No matter how big or small your outdoor space is, we have a got a category to suit you. You can only enter one category, so please choose carefully from the following categories ( Awards for Boughton Heath and Vicars Cross) :
- Best ornamental garden– Low maintenance without a lawn, but contains slate, stone or decking with occasional plants, pots or even a water feature
- Best large traditional Spring garden– High maintenance garden, which includes lawns and flowerbeds
- Best small traditional Spring garden – High maintenance garden, which includes lawns and flowerbeds
- Best large traditional Summer garden– High maintenance garden, which includes lawns and flowerbeds
- Best small traditional Summer garden – High maintenance garden, which includes lawns and flowerbeds
How to enter
Send your photos with your name and address and the address of the garden you are nominating to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ring the Clerk on 01244 637277 and ask for someone to take a photo of the garden you are nominating.
Terms and Conditions
- All work must be your own – photographs submitted will be verified by a parish councillor on a walk past visit.
- You can only nominate someone if you have gained their approval.
- Only front gardens are eligible – this competition is aimed at enhancing the public environment in the parish
- No artificial flowers or grass
- The judge’s decision will be final.
- All entries must be received before 12 noon on Wed 31st July 2019. Any entries received after this date will not be entered into the competition.
- A list of winners can be obtained by contacting Great Boughton Parish Council after 1st October 2019
Clerk to the Parish Council
Phone or text Kath Lloyd on 01244 637277 or 07709512348
Write to Clerk to the Parish Council, Vicars Cross Community Centre, Thackeray Drive, Vicars Cross, Chester CH3 5LP
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