NANTWICH in Bloom has named the copse by
Nantwich Lake which commemorates members of the Nantwich community who
were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
It will now be known as
Lakeside Community Copse, and a plaque donated by Nantwich Partnership
was installed in the area. Local residents had been asked
to put forward suitable names for the copse.
an article that appeared in Nantwich Town Council's quarterly magazine,
"Talk of the Town", Nantwich in Bloom wrote that they were "very pleased
to receive a Gold Award in the 2022 North West in Bloom competition."
The group "achieved excellent
marks for horticulture, environment and community involvement."
These were achieved through the hard work of all Nantwich in Bloom
volunteers as well as many other local voluntary group members, and
other organisations and local businesses. The group is supported in
these efforts by Nantwich Town Council and Ansa, the wholly-owned
business of Cheshire East Council.
Another NWiB award, for an
outstanding contribution, was won by Nantwich in Bloom long standing
member, Tom Deans, a former Reaseheath College Head of Agriculture.
in 2022, Nantwich in Bloom members continued working in the town during
the pandemic to ensure it looks as attractive as ever. One project
they embarked on was the planting of some tree saplings by the lake off Shrewbridge
Honorary Alderman Doug Butterill, former
Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom, suggested that some self-sown tree
saplings could be removed from
Community Woodland in Shrewbridge Road (the road to Whitchurch) and
be replanted across the road by Nantwich Lake in a commemorative copse.
Following agreement with
Cheshire East Council on the proposed location, Nantwich in Bloom volunteers met
at Coed Wen and dug up 22 self-sown tree saplings. A mix of native trees
including oak, rowan, cherry and hazel were removed and were
replanted to make a small copse in an area next to two existing alder trees adjacent to the lakeside
Unfortunately, many of the
saplings that were planted in 2021 did not survive flooding and periods
of drought. Nantwich in Bloom volunteers have now transplanted many more
tree saplings from Coed Wen into the copse in the hope of a higher