Town's societies pool their resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers from Barclay's Bank HQ spruce up the seats in front of the Civic Hall

THIS website carries reports of the activities of various local societies who have the town's interests at heart.  But the groups got together on two "clean up" days at the start of June. Volunteers in small groups could be seen in various parts of the town centre painting bollards at the ends of footpaths before weeding the paths, tidying flower beds, painting seats and other street furniture, and clearing areas of litter.

   There were members of Nantwich Civic Society, Nantwich in Bloom, and the Nantwich Litter Group, assisted by volunteers from Barclay's Bank Headquarters in Knutsford.

   Students from Reaseheath College, near Nantwich, were reshaping the flower bed in The Square ready for this year's floral display. Rather than the flat bed of previous years there were raising the wall at the rear of the bed to give a better angle for seeing the flowers. They were lead by Reaseheath tutor and Nantwich in Bloom member, Anthony Saxon.      

   Mark Betteley, recently-elected Vice-Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom, said: "The students were carrying out work for Nantwich in Bloom. Their work had been planned to commence the previous week but they completed it at the same time as the clean up. It was an excellent day and a credit to all involved." 

 

 

Jeff Stubbs, Chairman of Nantwich Civic Society said: "The clean up shows how many people really care about the appearance of our town - and are prepared to do their bit by getting stuck into a bit of extra maintenance and enhancement.

   "We also had members of Nantwich Litter Group together with six to eight staff members from Barclays HQ at Knutsford on their "community days". Colleagues of the bank staff had also been present on two previous years.

   "Cheshire East Council's Streetscape Team have once again, been really supportive. I can't thank them enough. They provided tools, equipment, wheelbarrows - and supplies of water around the town. They were out in force doing their maintenance works in Nantwich all week.I met the Highways Maintenance Officer who earmarked various potholes, rusty poles and blocked drains for his team to deal with.

   "I think it shows that if local volunteers show they are willing to do some work, others follow - especially the council."

   Jeff also revealed that he and Mark Betteley had been "talking about holding a meeting of any town-wide volunteer groups with an interest in the environment - so we all know what we do and are planning - to see if we can help each other out and ensure we don't hinder anyone."

   About 14 members of the groups carried out the tasks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers work on the floral beds at the Civic Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Joyce Webb, Leader of Nantwich Litter Group picks up paper in Monk's Lane.

 

 

 

 

Right: This post in Pepper

Street will be topped with

a floral basket provided by Nantwich in Bloom by

the time the town is ready

for a visit from Britain

in Bloom judges. But

first, it needs a coat of paint. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Jackie Stubbs (wife of Jeff Stubbs) and two volunteers from Barclay's Bank HQ, tackle the paintwork on the bollards in Monk's Lane before clearing weeds from the lane.  


 

 

Reaseheath College students working on strengthening the low wall around the flower bed on The Square prior to a

 different layout of the bed.

 

 

Left: working in a chain to store setts ready for use.

 

Right: mixing cement for the strengthening work 

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