Hillary Avenue green space planting
The green space off Hillary Avenue is owned by Cheshire East Council and managed by Congleton Town Council. Both support tree and hedge planting to help reduce the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss.
The general proposals for Hillary Avenue are shown overleaf. They consist of sections of mixed species hedge including evergreen plants, together with a line of flowering cherry trees for spring blossom and autumn colour. These will be small decorative trees which should not affect the overhead BT line. It is intended that once it is established, the hedge will be kept trimmed at about 1-1.2 m (3-4 feet) so that there will be views over the top. Spring bulbs could be added by volunteers, but are not included in the current scheme.
The scheme will be 100% funded by the Tree Council under its Branching Out Fund and it is anticipated that if the proposals are agreed planting will be carried out in March 2023 by volunteers. Hedge planting will be well mulched with wood chippings from local tree surgeons in order to keep down weeds until the planting is established.
Volunteers would initially help with the aftercare of the hedge but in the long term, it would be maintained by the Town Council’s Streetscape team. Grass cutting would continue to be carried out by the Streetscape team at present.
Would you like to be a friend of Hillary Avenue?
We would love local residents to become ‘friends’ of the trees and plants planted in the area, a ‘friend’ would keep an eye on the site and report any damage or problems, or indeed how the plants are flourishing! Please fill in the form below with your contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.
If you would prefer you can post your feedback to Congleton Partnership, Congleton Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN, or leave a comment on the Trees for Congleton Facebook page.
If you would like to help, please give contact details.