Play your part – public consultation closes 5th December 2019
Cheshire West and Chester Council want to hear your views about:
How could the Council make a difference?
How should we fund tackling these challenges?
How could you and your community play a part?
They want to start a conversation about what the Council’s focus should be for the next four years, how they use their budget and how we may want to get involved.
Consultation is only available until 5th December 2019, so act quickly if you want to participate.
Please log on to https://participatenow.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/play-your-part.
FRIENDS OF WESTMINSTER PARK
Secretary: Sue Britton, 24 Lache Lane Chester CH4 7LR
Annual General Meeting
will be held at 8.00pm on
Wednesday 27 November 2019
Westminster Park Community Centre,
Five Ashes Road, Chester CH4 7QS
Thank you to all our helpers today – great effort and it has made such a difference.
Free entry – no equipment needed but please wear trainers. All ages and abilities welcome – refreshments available plus sale of tennis racquets, clothing and footwear. Membership/ coaching offers available on the day.
Many thanks to those who attended our second Volunteer Day on 15th March. Although we managed to achieve our main objective, the removal of the brash from the coppiced area next to Glan Aber Tennis Club, it was clear that this activity involved far too much heavy lifting for our volunteer workforce. Accordingly, we have had some discussions with our Park Development Officer, Andy James, and the FoWP committee and we have agreed that we need to better target the use of our volunteer resources in the future. For example, we might look to set up our next Volunteer Day for tidying the flowerbeds at the back of the car park and in front of the cafe. This activity is much more in line with our successful inaugural Volunteer Day when we tidied up the Lache Lane and Cliveden Road entrances.
If you have any ideas or questions on volunteering, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards, Steve Telford (Chairman, FoWP)
Many thanks to the dozen volunteers who turned up today in very blustery conditions to shift tree and hedge cuttings to various sites around the park. We didn’t quite finish the job but pretty close and it all looks much better.
Following on from the success of our January Volunteer Day, we have arranged another get together for 13th March. The main focus of activity will be to move the cuttings from the coppiced hedge next to the Glan Aber tennis courts to a couple of locations: the new dog walking area and the gaps in the hedge next to the pathway by the golf course.
In addition, the following will be tackled:
clearance of the path edges from the car park to the cafe area
the installation of footpath slabs or stones by the white gate on the pathway near to Glan Aber Tennis Club.
If you are able to volunteer please could you advise us in advance. If you know of anyone else who would like to help with this effort, please pass on this note.
Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on that day. It will help to make our well appreciated open space even better.
Chair, Friends of Westminster Park
I’ve attached a programme from the Westminster Park Residents Association Gardening Club in case anyone is interested.