Volunteers have been busy at Caldy Valley Nature Park

18 November 2019

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Greenspaces team has been working with a group of volunteers to keep Caldy Valley Nature Park in tip top condition this autumn.

Over the last few weeks volunteers have been involved in restoring a feature bridge and clearing waterways in the park.

The Friends of Caldy Valley’s latest project involved the restoration of the ‘Millennium Bridge’ in the park.  A group of volunteers grabbed their brushes and painted the ornate structure a striking shade of blue to restore it to its former glory.

Paint on the feature bridge had started to peel, exposing bare metal underneath.  If left untreated, the safety of the bridge would eventually be compromised but it also gave the area an unkempt appearance not in keeping with the rest of the park and its Green Flag status.

The Council’s Greenspaces team co-ordinated the project, liaising with volunteer organisations and the ‘Friends of’ group, bringing everyone together to transform the popular feature.

A group of engineering volunteers have also helped the Greenspaces team by clearing water features in the park.  The group cleared the brook by removing floating branches and other debris to keep the water flowing freely and also helped clear up one of the small ponds in the park.

The Council’s Director of Place Operations, Maria Byrne said: “A big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to help keep one of our greenspaces looking its wonderful best.  

“We are very grateful to all the volunteers, right across the borough, who get involved making a difference in their community.  The summer may be over but the work in our parks and green spaces continues - thank you!”

This work supports the Council’s Climate Emergency agenda as it continues to work with partners, businesses and communities to develop a borough-wide response to tackle the Climate Emergency.


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