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New seating feature for Mill Island

The Mayor of Nantwich Councillor Stuart Bostock visited Mill Island on Friday to take a look at the new seating feature. 

Mayor of Nantwich Councillor Stuart Bostock and Consort Kath Bostock, Deputy Mayor of Nantwich and Partnership committee member Councillor Peter Groves, Chair of Nantwich Partnership Jeff Stubbs and Nantwich Partnership Vice Chair Graham Fenton.

From an idea initiated by Jeff Stubbs chair of Nantwich Partnership and Civic Society, the area now features a pretty, informal, semi-circle of benches and boulders backed by Cherry trees.

Nantwich Partnership worked alongside ANSA and a landscape architect to create a seating area with a natural look that blends into the landscape.

Jeff commented: “This idea has been in the pipe-lines for a while now.  During the pandemic we have seen an increase in the use of the river and canal, and we felt that the seating needed to be designed in such a way to create social spaces, where people could relax and spend a good amount of time enjoying the atmosphere of the town centre.” 

Visiting the feature, the Mayor of Nantwich said: “Mill Island is a special place to me, I grew up playing around here and also worked at the Mill.  I am delighted with the results of this project and feel it will be a real asset to community.  I would like to thank all those involved in the project for their hard work.”