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Volunteer Day 7th September 2020

Thank you to all our volunteers who generously donated their time to make a difference to our park.

As I receive more photos of our efforts I will upload to the website but here’s a selection.

Going forward and as Government advice changes, could we suggest to all that we continue our efforts in small groups (6 or less) on an ad hoc basis, advising either Sue Britton or Steve Telford in advance so that the FoWP insurance covers the activity.  We’d welcome before and after photos.

Volunteer Day

Many thanks to all the helpers who turned up for our FoWP Volunteer Day on 13 January and put in a tremendous amount of effort. There were 40+ volunteers in attendance during the 3 hour period and a lot was achieved including the clean-up of the Lache Lane and Cliveden Road entrances, removal of the nettles within the young children’s play area, clearing of the pathways next to the play area and the fence which protects the young children’s football pitches, and planting of a large number of daffodil bulbs. As a result of this tremendous response we shall be planning a further Volunteer Day later in the spring.

Grosvenor Bridge pavement works – from Monday 15 January

Hi All,

Just received this:

Good afternoon everyone

Work is due to begin to upgrade the pavement on Grosvenor Bridge Grosvenor Road), Chester on Monday 15 January from 7pm under an overnight working arrangement (until 6am). The current paving slabs will be replaced with a more accessible, smooth tarmac surface.

These works, are due to be carried out in two separate schemes.

Phase 1 is the west side of the bridge (the Chester Racecourse side):

From the pedestrian walkway connection to Curzon Park, over the bridge and up to Nuns Road

This scheme is due to start on Monday 15 January for five or six nights, weather dependent, during night time working hours of 7pm to 6am only.

Traffic disruption:
· No exit to traffic from Chester city centre.
· In bound traffic will NOT be affected.
· Pedestrian routes will be maintained both in/out of Chester.
· During the daytime there will be no disruption with the road open as usual.
· Both the Grosvenor roundabout and the Overleigh roundabout will be unaffected.
· Right turn only out of Castle Drive at the junction with the A483 – no left turn will be available – during the works time only and reopened during the day.

Diversion route to exit Chester will be from Grosvenor roundabout via the Inner Ring Road to Fountains Roundabout and back to the Bars roundabout, follow the A51 Boughton to the A55, take the slip road off at the A483 Post House Roundabout back to Overleigh roundabout.

Phase 2 will be on the east side of the Bridge (Little Roodee side):

Roughly opposite the start location on Phase 1, across the bridge up to Castle Drive.

What and when:
A similar set up and timescale as Phase 1, however, dates are yet to be confirmed and more information will follow next week.

Best regards

Victoria Chowdhury DipRSA, DipM, MCIM
Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator – Place Operations
Cheshire West and Chester Council

AGM 22 November 2017


Secretary: Sue Britton, 24 Lache Lane Chester CH4 7LR


The Annual General Meeting will be held at 8.00 pm

on Wednesday 22 November 2017


  Westminster Park Community Centre,

Five Ashes Road, Chester CH4 7QS


Welcome and apologies

Minutes of AGM on 30 November 2016

Chairman’s Report by David Guyton

Treasurer’s Report by Jenny Szczyglowski

Election of officers and committee




Committee members

Current issues – general discussion

Any other business


Subscriptions for 2017-2018 are now due

Westminster Park with its wide range of recreational and sporting facilities is a valuable asset for all residents living in the area. The Friends of Westminster Park represent all organisations and local residents with an interest in Westminster Park and your membership is immensely helpful in discussions with the Council and helping to raise external funds for improvements. The annual subscription is £2 per household and your support is much appreciated.