A sign of a woodland area

 July 2012                               









Councillor John Lewis (right) seen with Doug Butterill and two pupils from Weaver C.P. School after the unveiling of the first Riverside information board, at Coed Wen Community Woodland  

Picture: James Thompson,

Greenspaces South Cheshire



THE Chair of Nantwich Civic Society and of Greenspaces South Cheshire,

Jeff Stubbs, tells of a ray of light on a rainy Friday the Thirteenth.

 Additional material by James Thompson, Executive Director of Greenspaces South Cheshire.

THE first of seven new Riverside information boards was unveiled by two pupils of Weaver County Primary School at Coed Wen Community Woodland, across the road from Nantwich Lake. They assisted the Leader of Nantwich Town Council, Cllr John Lewis.  
   A series of boards will be erected along the river from this one in the south to the north of the waterway at Beam Bridge near Reaseheath.
   Thanks to a grant from Nantwich Town Council, the Nantwich Civic Society, in co-operation with local environmental group, Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC, has been working away for months gathering information for these boards.
   We are proud to have involved many local organisations, including Cheshire East Council; Riverside Concern, Nantwich; Nantwich Angling Society; Cheshire Wildlife Trust volunteers; Nantwich Museum; Nantwich Mill Hydro Generation; the local community and Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC, in obtaining information about local wildlife, history and photos, to put on each board.

   The boards were produced by the Sign Studio in Crewe.


   The aim of the boards is to give local people as well as visitors some details about what they see and experience around them when walking along our lovely Weaver riverside.
   The boards have two sides: one has specific details about what can be seen at each location, while the other has a map of the footpaths and cycling routes in the area as well as general Information about Nantwich.

   This has been an excellent example of local partnership working backed by Nantwich Town Council.  I would like to thank all the organisations and individuals who have contributed towards the project and Greenspaces South Cheshire for bringing it all together.

   We are very fortunate to have such an interesting area of public open space by the River Weaver and I am pleased we have been able to reveal some of its treasures for all to enjoy.  
   We hope that this co-ordinated community effort will be appreciated by everyone as a helpful addition to experiencing the delights of our town.


COUNCILLOR John Lewis, the two pupils of Weaver C.P. School and Doug Butterill  of Nantwich in Bloom, unveiled the sign, with the support of  Cllr Penny Butterill of Nantwich Town Council.

   Pupils from Weaver Primary School have previously been instrumental in the development of the woodland by planting native trees, shrubs and wild flower meadows.
   Cllr Lewis said: "The judges of the Britain in Bloom competition will be shown Coed Wen because it has been an outdoor classroom for pupils to learn about their environment by practical tree and flower seed planting many times by Weaver School pupils over the past years.

   "It is now a lovely woodland and wildflower area that, perhaps, is not known by many people."

   He urged people to "take the time to cross the road (from Nantwich Lake) and take a look at this area," adding: "It will make an even better walk when you are out and about along the lake and riverside."


The seventh sign is erected | Beam Bridge sign

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