New seating on Mill Island is praised

 June 2021                                                                                                                                                                 A NANTWICH PARTNERSHIP PAGE

A NEW seating area has been added to the site of Nantwich Mill, on what is now Mill Island.

    From an idea initiated by Jeff Stubbs, who is chair of both Nantwich Partnership and Nantwich Civic Society, the area features an informal semi-circle of benches, boulders and cherry trees.

   The partnership worked alongside Ansa - which is a wholly-owned business of Cheshire East Council - and a landscape architect to create a seating area with a natural look that blends into the landscape.

   Jeff commented: “This idea has been in the pipelines for a while now. During the pandemic we have seen an increase in the use of the river and the canal.

   "We felt that the seating needed to be designed in such a way as to create social spaces where people could relax and spend a good amount of time enjoying the atmosphere of the town centre.”

   Visiting the seating feature, the Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Stuart Bostock, said: “Mill Island is a special place to me. I grew up playing around here and I also worked at the Mill. I am delighted with the results of this project and feel it will be a real asset to the community. I would like to thank all those involved in the project for their hard work.”

oThe River Weaver flows around the mill site, and the Shropshire Union Canal crosses Welsh Row over an aqueduct on the road to Chester.

 

This article originally appeared on the

"From Nantwich Town Council" page, with material from Sheryl Birtles, the council's Marketing Manager

 
The Mayor of Nantwich and his Consort, Mrs Kath Bostock, are pictured (right) with the Deputy Mayor of Nantwich and a Nantwich Partnership committee member, Cllr Peter Groves (second left); the Chair of Nantwich Partnership, Jeff Stubbs (centre) and Nantwich Partnership Vice-Chair, Graham Fenton (left).

 

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