The Mayor of Cheshire East Council, Cllr Margaret
Simon, plants the bird cherry tree, watched by Cheshire Landscape Trust
officials, Helen Carey (Chairman, left) and Bob Price (Vice-President, behind
Mayor), together with Sylvia Batty of Cheshire Community Action (second left)
and Nantwich in Bloom Chairman, Doug Butterill. The Chief Executive of Cheshire
Landscape Trust, Katie Lowe, turns to look for plant ties and trunk
protector tubing, for the next stage of the planting.
Landscape Trust said "Well done" to Nantwich in Bloom Committee, for their
success in the Civic Pride awards, with the presentation of a bird cherry tree.
Also present at the planting ceremony
in Nantwich Riverside in December 1 was the Mayor of Cheshire East Council, Cllr
Margaret Simon. With her was the Mayor's Consort, her husband, Mr Maurice Simon.
Picture: The group pose
for a picture taken by the
Mayor's consort, Mr Maurice Simon, and her officer, Cyril Hambleton.
The tree was brought to Nantwich by CLT
officials, Katie Lowe (Chief Executive), Bob Price (Vice-President) and Helen
Also at the ceremony was Sylvia Batty
of Cheshire Community Action who stage the Civic Pride awards - formerly the
Best Kept Village Competition.
Keeping in the background at the
ceremony were Mark Hulme (Chargehand Gardener) and Jo Randlo of Cheshire East
The Mayor then moved on to Coed Wen
AFTER the ceremony in Nantwich Riverside, the Mayor
moved on to Coed Wen, the area of land across the road from the River Weaver being converted
into a woodland area with the help of local schoolchildren.
Accompanied by teachers, a large party
of St Anne's pupils each planted a tree - mainly oak tree saplings - in an area
of Coed Wen
to be called St Anne's Wood.
The Mayor was also shown an area
created for the local insect life - grass-filled plastic pipes to help them
weather the winter.
Pupils of Weaver Primary
School had previously planted oak and others tree saplings in an area to be
known as Weaver Wood.
Above: Pupils look on as a classmate
helps Doug Butterill plant a tree
Right: Doug Butterill points out the
features of Coed Wen to the Mayor