THE first of seven new Riverside information boards
was unveiled by two pupils of Weaver County Primary School at Coed Wen Community
Woodland, across the road
from Nantwich Lake. They assisted the Leader of Nantwich Town Council, Cllr John
A series of boards will be erected along the river from
this one in the south to the north of the waterway at Beam Bridge near
Thanks to a grant from Nantwich Town Council, the Nantwich Civic
Society, in co-operation with local environmental group, Greenspaces South
Cheshire CIC, has been working away for months gathering information for these
We are proud to have involved many local organisations, including
Cheshire East Council; Riverside Concern, Nantwich; Nantwich Angling Society;
Cheshire Wildlife Trust volunteers; Nantwich Museum; Nantwich Mill Hydro
Generation; the local community and Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC, in obtaining information about local wildlife, history and
photos, to put on each board. The boards were produced by the Sign
Studio in Crewe.
The aim of the boards is to give local people as well as visitors
some details about what they see and experience around them when walking along
our lovely Weaver riverside.
The boards have two sides: one has specific details about what
can be seen at each location, while the other has a map of the footpaths and
cycling routes in the area
as well as general Information about Nantwich.
This has been an excellent example of
local partnership working backed by Nantwich Town Council. I would like to
thank all the organisations and individuals who have contributed towards the
project and Greenspaces South Cheshire for bringing it all together.
We are very
fortunate to have such an interesting area of public open space by the River
Weaver and I am pleased we have been able to reveal some of its treasures for
all to enjoy.
We hope that this co-ordinated community effort will be appreciated
by everyone as a helpful addition to experiencing the delights of our town.
COUNCILLOR John Lewis, the two pupils of
Weaver C.P. School and Doug Butterill of Nantwich in Bloom, unveiled the
sign, with the support of Cllr Penny Butterill of Nantwich Town Council.
Pupils from Weaver Primary School have previously been instrumental in the
development of the woodland by planting native trees, shrubs and wild flower
Cllr Lewis said: "The judges of the Britain in Bloom competition
will be shown Coed Wen because it has been an outdoor classroom for pupils to
learn about their environment by practical tree and flower seed planting many
times by Weaver School pupils over the past years.
"It is now a lovely woodland
and wildflower area that, perhaps, is not known by many people."
He urged people to "take the time to
cross the road (from Nantwich Lake) and take a look at this area," adding: "It
will make an even better walk when you are out and about along the lake and