A group of residents in Elmwood Avenue and Oaklea Avenue got together to build and plant up a planter at the entrance to the Millennium Greenway, adjacent to the Electricity sub-station.
Previously, the site was unloved and unkempt patch of nettles and docks.
In 2000 permission was granted by Cheshire West & Chester Highways was granted to site a planter on the highway verge, and following a successful funding application to the People’s Postcode Lottery Community Fund materials were purchased to enable the planter to be built.
During the Covid semi-lockdown in 2001, a group of residents got together to build the planter, fill it with soil and soil improver (provided by Cheshire West & Chester Council) and plant it up with various food and herb plants thus forming a local Incredible Edible site.
With rainwater harvesting available from the adjacent electricity sub-station (with kind permission of Scottish Power Energy Networks) the plants thrived, producing a range of fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits available for the public to pick.
A ‘sharing table’ adjacent to the planter has become a well used feature of the neighbourhood, enabling local residents to share surplus produce, plants or seeds to those that may want them.
Have a look at the report of activity of the group during 2021 that was presented to the 2022 AGM by following this link.