Trees for Congleton – Completed Sites

Hertford Close 

 

Description

Small informal green space with a footpath, located between the wooded slopes of the Dane Valley to the south and residential areas of Lower Heath.

A new mixed native hedge and a small orchard were added in 2023 by Trees for Congleton volunteers.  The planting, shown on the plan below, was funded by the Tree Council.

 

Planting benefits

  • Carbon storage to help mitigate effects of climate change
  • Contribution to the green network, providing new habitats for wildlife
  • Orchard areas with flowers and fruit for amenity and food.
Hertford Close planting

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 are pruned 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.  Self-sown sycamore or other woody plants growing on the fence line itself, will need to be removed before they cause a nuisance.

Would you like to be a friend of Hertford Close 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 with your contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Tick to confirm you want to be a friend of Hertford Close

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