Apples, cheese and other thoughts    

  October 2008                                                                                                                                     A NANTWICH IN BLOOM PAGE

MORE planting by schoolchildren, the salt lake path, a community orchard and Nantwich Blue cheese occupy the mind of the Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom, Alderman Doug Butterill in his October 2008 report to the committee, reproduced here.




The two awards the town received in September - the Britain in Bloom silver-gilt award and the Community Pride award. See this page for more details.

THE cowslip seedlings which we pricked out are growing well. It is envisaged that we will start to plant these on Sunday, October 12, when James (Thompson, Nantwich Riverside Officer) has a gang of volunteers coming to do various jobs on the riverside. We will also plant up lady's smock and other mixed wild flowers.

   At present, both Weaver and St Anne's primary schools have agreed to help us with the various riverside planting.


MY thanks to all those who turned out to help with the deadheading on Nantwich Station and in the town centre.

   The award presentation for best kept station will not take place until January when it will be held at the Salt 




Museum in Northwich.


JAMES Thompson has, with the help of Nantwich Town Council, secured funding to construct a path around the salt lake [Nantwich Lake, off Shrewbridge Road]. This will make the lake area much more visitor friendly. Work started in September.

   James has also (hopefully) secured funding for bluebell bulbs. Most of these will be planted in the triangle behind the houses on Shrewbridge Road opposite the willow copse. This will be the site of a proposed community orchard.


MY congratulations to Mr Chadwick of Marsh lane


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whose garden has won an award in the Community Pride and North West in Bloom garden competition.


I RECENTLY visited Garstang, one of the most successful small towns in Britain in Bloom.

   On Friday, September 19, their representatives were in Croatia for the results of Entente Florale.  Having been shown around the town and experienced their unbounded enthusiasm I am confident they will do well.

   Whilst being shown the town, we visited their local dairy where Garstang Blue Cheese is made.  For those who like a blue cheese it is very good, but not in my opinion as good as Nantwich Blue!  This is available from both cheese stalls in Nantwich Market.


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