The green space Newcastle road is owned by Cheshire East Council and managed by Congleton Town Council. Both Cheshire East and Congleton Town Council support tree and hedge planting to help reduce the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss. Planting would also have wider benefits – it would increase the value of the green space for capturing and storing carbon, create habitat for wildlife and help to filter out air-borne pollutants.
Funding for planting would need to be confirmed before any planting was carried out, so it is possible that it would be done in November 2023 rather than this March. It might be possible to make a start earlier. The planting would be carried out by volunteers and would be well mulched to help keep down weeds until it is established.
Volunteers would initially help with aftercare of the planting but in the long term it would be maintained by the Town Council’s Streetscape team.
Have your say!
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.
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