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Council Invites Views on Masterplan for Town Centre Park

Cheshire East Council is inviting residents to have their say on a masterplan of ideas for Nantwich’s Barony Park.

The council has been working with Nantwich Town Council, the Friends of the Barony and Nantwich in Bloom to develop a vision for future improvements to the popular community space.

The Barony Park masterplan

While the masterplan is currently aspirational, feedback will help the council and its partners to identify the priorities of the local community so that fundraising can be focused accordingly. 

The vision includes new outdoor gym equipment; an ecological learning space where there will be tree and bulb planting, bird boxes and bat boxes; a new skate area; an enhanced play area; a picnic area and orchard; and refurbished toilet facilities.

Councillor Mick Warren, chair of Cheshire East Council’s environment and communities committee

Councillor Mick Warren, chair of Cheshire East Council’s environment and communities committee, said: “Barony Park is already a fantastic community space and is extremely well used.

“But taking care of our mental and physical wellbeing is more important than ever and we hope that by making improvements and providing further facilities for people to enjoy, it will inspire more people to get outdoors. 

“Improving our green spaces, including planting trees, also enables us to enhance and protect the natural environment of our borough, contributing to the priorities of our environment strategy.

“To put together a vision for the future of Barony Park, we have worked closely with our partners to see what could be achievable.

“And, while we cannot promise that everything will be delivered – our masterplan is dependent on securing the necessary funding needed – we want to hear from as many people as possible about what their priorities, views and ideas are for the park, so that we can identify the areas we should first be focusing on.”

The masterplan can be viewed by visiting: cheshireeast.gov.uk/parks and scrolling down to the bottom of the page and the Barony Park section.

To share your feedback, email: parks@ansa.co.uk