Town Council and Wilmslow In Bloom take over maintenance of Rectory Gardens

Wilmslow Town Council has taken on responsibility for the maintenance of the Rectory gardens on Alderley Road and will manage the green space in partnership with Wilmslow In Bloom.

The area was recently removed from Cheshire East Council maintenance schedule following their review of green spaces, which identified they had been maintaining the area but were not registered as owning the land. Cheshire East Council no longer maintain sites where they are not the registered owner of the land and it is also not considered to be required for the safe operation of the public highway.

Wilmslow Town Council have agreed to take on maintenance of the green space – which sits in front of the former Rectory building – and will mow the grass areas, while Wilmslow In Bloom will oversee weeding, planting and maintenance of the floral beds.

Wilmslow Town Council are also funding £200 of plants for the enhancement of the beds, to supplement the perennials that were planted earlier in the year by Cheshire East Council.

Wilmslow Town Council's Town Clerk, Matthew Jackson, said, "The Rectory gardens is a prominent green space, located along one of Wilmslow's busiest roads, that adds to the attractiveness of our town. Wilmslow Town Council wanted to ensure its upkeep and are pleased to have the resources to maintain the grass areas and fund plants to enhance the beds. We are grateful to Wilmslow in Bloom for partnering with us to maintain the floral beds.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Wilmslow In Bloom team for their ongoing hard work to make our town more beautiful and wish them good luck for the Royal Horticultural Society's 'In Bloom' competition judging day on 2nd July."

The Wilmslow In Bloom team welcome new volunteers at their weekly gardening sessions, held every Tuesday between 10am – 12pm (weather permitting). Each week it is a different location which is advertised on the Wilmslow in Bloom Facebook page. For more information, contact Sue Worthington via [email protected].


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