Trees for Congleton – Completed Sites

Banky Fields 

Description

This informal green space links with Astbury Mere Country Park and the local rights of way network.  It contains part of a historic hedge boundary with several old hedgerow oak trees and hawthorns which are of value for wildlife.

Two areas of wild flower meadow were established by the Town Council, and a small orchard added by Trees for Congleton in 2022, funded by the William Dean Trust.  See plan below for details. There is also scope for further planting, in particular, to ensure replacements for the ageing oak trees.

Planting benefits

  • Carbon storage, shade and shelter to mitigate effects of climate change
  • Fruit, wildflowers and grasses for food, amenity and for wildlife including pollinating insects.

Management  

Once new planting is established, generally after one year, it is handed over to Congleton Town Council’s Streetscape team which already looks after green spaces in the town.  Cheshire East Council (Ansa) may also be involved, working alongside our Town Council team. Fruit trees will be pruned by volunteers.  It is appreciated that many residents help by picking litter when visiting the green space.

Banky Fields planting Jan 22

Biodiversity Site

As this is one of the Town Council’s 30 Biodiversity Sites any information on wildlife or suggestions for enhancement would be welcomed.

The Council has worked with a qualified landscape architect to create a Biodiversity Plan for Congleton. This plan identifies 30 sites where there is an opportunity to promote more biodiversity. 

 

Would you like to be a friend of Banky Fields green space?

We would love local residents to become ‘friends’ of the trees and plants planted. A ‘friend’ would keep an eye on the green space and report any changes, damage or problems to Congleton Town Council.

Please fill in the form and a member of the Trees for Congleton team will get back to you.

Tick to confirm you want to be a friend of Back Lane

Get Involved………

If you have been inspired by what you have read, want to volunteer or join the Congleton Partnership…….we are waiting to hear from you!

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Congleton Town Hall High Street CW12 1BN

01260 270350 Ex 7

cathy.dean@congleton-tc.gov.uk