A FRUITFUL partnership between members of Nantwich
Civic Society and staff from Barclays Banks' Knutsford
headquarters has succeeded - for the second year running - in getting to grips
with some jobs that helped make our town a better place to be in and look at.
Day One (July 19) saw 10 volunteers clearing the brambles and
weeds from around The Old Biot, off the Waterlode, near to the Welsh Row bridge.
The heavy rain prevented the planned
painting of the old
THE Chair of Nantwich Civic Society
and of Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC, Jeff
Stubbs, reports on the Civic Society's
two Volunteer Days
cast iron railings next to the bridge but,
undaunted, they moved on to weed and nettle clearance down towards Mill Island.
That's the team (left) at the end of a busy day, with many bags of unwanted
ANOTHER team enjoyed excellent weather the following
week (July 26) - even if it was perhaps a little too hot at times - and finished
off the long-planned painting of the railings.
Another group, none of whom had been to
Nantwich before, were mildly surprised to realise that the River Weaver ran
through the middle of the town. "You can hardly see it from the other side of
the main road" said one member as they approached from Swine Market.
So, they decided to get stuck in and clear all the creepers from
the railings flanking the riverside right down to the bridge to Mill Island.
Assisted by members of the Civic Society, they filled 50 bags of weeds,
low-hanging branches and creepers which were left for collection by Cheshire
East Council for composting.
As well as all this, others went on a major nettle clearance around
the river bridges, to help pedestrians who might otherwise get stung. It all
looks really tidy now, as well as being safer for passers-by.
The Barclays staff were pleasantly surprised by our town as they
had not previously experienced the delights of Nantwich and they all wanted to
come back again.
Farrall and husband, David, with Jeff Stubbs after the work of clearing a view
down to the river from the Waterlode, and clearing weeds and nettles from Mill
WE are really pleased that the Barclays staff helped
us so much. Along with our own volunteers, we have once again done something to
make Nantwich an even better-looking place.
We are doing the bits of detailed, fiddly, maintenance that the
Council aren't able to do these days.
Cheshire East's Streetscape Team have, once again, been really helpful in
providing some tools and equipment, as well as taking all the weeds and litter