Trees for Congleton – Completed Sites

Havannah Lane/St John’s Road 

 

Description

Lying between St John’s Road and Havannah Lane, this informal green space has a group of mature lime trees on the lower slopes (linked to a line of roadside trees) and a group of young rowans next to Havannah Lane.

New planting carried out between 2021 and 2023 by Trees for Congleton and Cheshire Wildlife Trust volunteers consists of roadside hedge planting (mixed native species) with hedgerow trees plus a small orchard, and a group of ornamental crab trees. The scheme was supported by Cheshire Wildlife Trust, the Tree Council and the William Dean Trust.

 

Planting benefits

  • Separation of green space from traffic to improve safety and filter air pollution
  • Carbon storage, shade and shelter to mitigate effects of climate change
  • Addition to green network, providing habitats, flowers and berries for wildlife
  • Orchard for food, amenity & wildlife.
Havannah Lane-St John's Road final planting plan

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. Pruning of fruit trees is carried out by volunteers. It is appreciated that many residents help by picking litter when visiting the green space. 

It is intended that the hedge is maintained at around 1.2m high, with sides trimmed only lightly, or in alternate years, to allow the hedge to thicken and flowers and berries to be produced.

Would you like to be a friend of Havannah Lane/St John’s Road 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!  As one of the Town Council’s 30 Biodiversity Sites any information on wildlife or suggestions for enhancement would be welcomed.  Please fill in the form below with your contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Tick to confirm you want to be a friend of Havannah Lane/St Johns Rd

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