Solly Crescent green space
Planting and maintenance dates and times: COMPLETED
Hedge planting with two hedgerow trees along the western boundary of the green space between Solly Crescent and Newcastle Road. The green space 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.
‘I like it’ (supportive): 8
‘I don’t like it’ (against): 2
‘I like it, but…’ (asking for some changes): 0
There was a majority in support of the proposals, but new information was supplied which made it was clear that some amendments to be scheme would be required, with further discussion with stakeholders needed before the scheme can be finalised.
The Tree Council has agreed 100% funding for the work under its Branching Out Fund.
The hedge will be well mulched to keep down weeds until the planting is established. In the first year, volunteers will help with aftercare but in the long term, the planting will be maintained by the Town Council’s Streetscape team. The details are still to be confirmed but it is expected that the hedge will be maintained at around 1.0-1.2 m, with trimming on alternate sides each year to allow some fruit and berries to develop for wildlife and amenity benefit.
Would you like to be a friend of Solly Cresent?
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.
Previous layout (superseded by the new plan above)
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.