Trees for Congleton – Completed Sites

 

Clayton Bypass

Description

Verge alongside the path next to the busy through road.  Trees for Congleton volunteers planted a mixed native hedge in 2019, and cowslips and oxlips were planted by children from St Mary’s Primary School.  The scheme was funded by the William Dean Trust.

 

Planting benefits

  • Amenity – screening of unsightly fence and land uses for drivers and pedestrians
  • Filtering of air pollution and dust from traffic
  • Carbon capture and storage to help mitigate the effects of climate change due to past and present fossil fuel use
  • Addition to green network, providing new habitat, flowers and berries for wildlife.

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. It is appreciated that many residents help by picking litter when visiting the green space.

It is intended that the hedge is maintained at fence height, with sides trimmed only lightly, or in alternate years, to allow flowers and berries to be produced.

 

Would you like to be a friend of Clayton Bypass green space?

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!  Any information on wildlife or suggestions for enhancement would be welcomed.  Please fill in the form with your contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

 

Tick to confirm you want to be a friend of Clayton Bypass

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