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The Friends of Westminster Park are appealing for your help on a Volunteer Day (Sunday, 13 Jan, 10:00-13:00). The main aims will be:
- to spruce up the Lache Lane entrance to the park
- to remove the nettles in the Children’s Play Area
- to remove any litter in that area of the park
Andy James, our CWaC Park Development Officer, will provide litter pickers and bags and bring along some loppers, spades, forks etc. though you would be very welcome to bring your own equipment (e.g. edging tools, trowels, hoes, extra spades). If we get lots of volunteers and/or make significant progress we might be able to move onto the Cliveden Road entrance too.
If you are able to volunteer please could you advise us in advance. If you know of anyone else who would like to help with this effort, please pass on this note.
Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on that day. It will be great to start the year in this way, helping to make our well appreciated open space even better.
A member has recently reported finding a syringe in Dingle Bank next to the footbridge. Drug users are known to use that and other locations within Curzon Park. Should you come across a syringe or “sharp”, you are advised to leave it in situ and contact the council There is an emergency telephone number for such occurrences, 0300 123 7035, for use at any time, 365 days p.a.
An on-line reporting formcan be found at https://cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/contact-us/report-it/report-it.aspx. (Click on ‘Litter and Litter Bins’), but this will only be picked up during office hours (Monday-Friday 8.a.m. to 5 p.m).
Some forty residents attended a meeting at the golf club on 2nd November to make clear their dissatisfaction with the lack of a bus route through Curzon Park following the withdrawal of the DB2. The meeting was attended by Councillors Sullivan and Daniels, accompanied by Mr. Jones, the Council officer responsible for public transport provision.
It was pointed out to the Council representatives that following the bus service reorganisation in the spring of 2018, all areas other than Curzon Park previously served by the defunct DB2, had been provided with alternative services. The Council had apparently taken the view that demand within Curzon Park was insignificant, so had disregarded us. The size of the attendance at the meeting therefore came as something of a surprise.
After discussion three possibilities emerged:
- Rerouting some No. 16 services down Selkirk Road into Earlsway, then Curzon Park North;
- Re-routing the new 61 CWAC-subsidised service that serves Handbridge and Westminster Park;
- Utilising one of the Council-owned buses used for school runs to provide two weekday return journeys into the City between the hours of 9.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m., when not otherwise needed.
A response was promised by Christmas. The only information fed back is that Stagecoach, who operate the 16 on a commercial basis, would not consider re-routing it. In spite of a recent reminder, we have, unfortunately, received no response regarding proposals 2 and 3. The Committee will continue to press in the hope that some provision can be allowed in the Council’s 2019/20 budget.
The CPRA Second Garden Trail took place on Saturday 30th June. The weather was wonderful all day and the Trail enjoyed by all members participating.
Four very different gardens were opened and all spectacular in their own special way.
Our thanks go to the owners for sharing them with the members attending.
Jacky and Christine hope to hold another CPRA Garden Trail in 2019 and if you would be willing to open your garden please contact one of them.
Here is a list of upcoming walks:
- CHRISTLETON Saturday 3 November 2018 – led by Mary and Janet
- NANT MILL AND CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT THE PANT-YR-OCHAIN Saturday 1 December 2018 – led by Jim Shapton
- CHESTER CITY AND SURROUNDS Saturday 5 January 2019 – led by Dave and Jenny
- WILLINGTON Thursday 18 October 2018 – led by Jenny Plunkett and Janet Ashbrooke
- LLANGOLLEN Tuesday 20 November 2018 – led by Carol Macrae