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New tree for Great Boughton Library!

Representatives from Great Boughton Library and Great Boughton Parish Council met to plant one of many trees being planted by the parish council as part of its commitment to the Woodland Trust’s Tree Charter.  The Malus Everest – a species of crab apple was planted to replace a diseased elm tree that had to be removed and has been surrounded by lavender bushes.

The call for a Tree Charter was initiated in 2015 by the Woodland Trust in response to the crisis facing trees and woods in the UK (https://treecharter.uk/) as there was no clear, unifying statement about the rights of people in the UK to the benefits of trees, woods and forests.

Cllr Peter Bulmer, Chair of the Parish Council said “the maintenance and planting of new trees in the area is a subject close to my heart and we are delighted to be able to plant the first of the season’s trees at Great Boughton Library.  I would like to thank Chester Handbooks for the funding to make this happen”

Other trees will be planted at Queens Road Field in Vicars Cross and at Vaughans Lane in Great Boughton over the next few weeks.

 

 

L to R: Ruth Evans aged 10, Pam Dunley from Great Boughton Library, former Parish Council tree warden Frank Auty, Parish Council Maintenance Officer Malcolm Bate, Parish Cllr Keith Scargill and Parish Council Chairman Peter Bulmer

Speed limits in Great Boughton 

In January 2016, the Cheshire West and Chester cabinet voted to introduce Borough wide 20mph speed limits.

The policy agreed to introduce 20 mph speed limits where the following criteria are met:

1)      Residential roads where the mean speed is below 24 mph
2)      Outside schools where the mean speed is below 30 mph.

Over the next few weeks, you will receive a leaflet through your door or you can see details of which roads will be affected and what happens next by clicking on the following links:

Boughton Heath 20MPH Speed limit leaflet

Vicars Cross 20MPH Speed limit leaflet