Lakeside Copse

Name for Lakeside Copse

Nantwich in Bloom have continued working in the town during the pandemic to ensure it looks as attractive as ever.  One project they have embarked on over the past few months has been the planting of some tree saplings at the lake.

In autumn 2020 Doug Butterill, ex Chair of Nantwich in Bloom, suggested that some self-sown tree saplings could be removed from Coed Wen and replanted by Nantwich Lake as a commemorative copse.

Following agreement with Cheshire East of the proposed location, Nantwich in Bloom volunteers met at Coed Wen and dug up 22 self-sown tree saplings.  A mix of native trees including oak, rowan, cherry and hazel were removed and have been replanted make a small copse, in an area next to two existing alder trees adjacent to the lakeside footpath.

Some of these saplings have established and now the team would like this area to become a commemorate copse for all those who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Further saplings will be planted next winter.

Nantwich In Bloom are now calling for residents to name the copse.  If you have any ideas please submit them to ntc.marketing@nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

Nantwich In Bloom members with awards

Nantwich Is Bloomin' Marvellous

Nantwich In Bloom are celebrating after scooping not one, but two awards from North-West in Bloom.

At the meeting of Nantwich Town Council on 18 November 2021 Northwest In Bloom representative Mel Kirby presented members of Nantwich In Bloom with a 2021 Gold Award in the Town Category, then surprised the committee by presenting an additional award for Joint Best Town 2021.

The group of volunteers work hard all year round adding colour to our planters and hanging baskets, and even with the difficulties lockdown restrictions placed on the group the town still looked fantastic.

Before presenting the award Mel commented “I last judged Nantwich three years ago, and I thought then it was a fantastic place.”

On collecting the award, Sue Sherwood, Chair of Nantwich in Bloom said: “Members of our team are delighted to be presented with the awards and we would like to thank all our volunteers for their hard work, and Ansa Environmental Services, Cheshire East Council and Nantwich Town Council for their continued support.