There are no upcoming events with confirmed dates in 2020
Annual General Meeting 2019
Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 7pm
at St Mary’s Handbridge Centre, St Mary Without-the-Walls, Handbridge, CH4 7HL
This year’s AGM talk and presentation was by Jill Burton on: Erddig’s “Thief Cook” – Fact or Fiction?
Public Events in 2019
Sunday 30 June 2019:
Chester Raft Race - Chester Rotary Club
Sunday 14 July 2019:
Deva Divas Triathlon - Short distance ladies' only race: Swim, Bike and Run
Saturday 10 August 2019:
Dee Mile Swimming Race (Chester Triathlon Club)
Chester Heritage Festival Walk on the Meadows: Friday 21st June 2019
As part of the Chester Heritage Festival, Julie Savory from the Friends of the Meadows Committee led a short walk around the Chester Meadows, providing an introduction to the history of the Meadows.
During the walk the work of the Friends of the Meadows in protecting and enhancing the Meadows for future generations of humans, fauna and flora was also explored.
Winter Tree Identification Walk:
27th January 2019
Looking at a variety of trees in The Dingle, Duke's Drive and Overleigh Cemetery.
This was a joint event with the North Wales Wildlife Trust
Bankside Fencing installed in July 2019
Fencing was installed on Thursday 11th July to address bankside erosion. As the bankside is a SSSI and a SAC it requires protection. Small gaps were placed for dogs and access for management. This will also prevent erosion from cattle if grazing next year! A gate was later added for access by events participants when required.
Blue Plaque on Town Hall to commemorate Phyllis Brown
Planning permission for a blue plaque on the Town Hall to commemorate Phyllis Brown and Kate Clarke has been granted.
FOM Members will know that Phyllis Brown was a resident of Curzon Park and with her husband Harry F Brown gifted The Meadows to the people of Chester. She was also the first female councillor and first female mayor in Chester.
Proposals for the Watersports Hub on Barnfield
The latest information is that a revised planning application was set to be submitted late in 2019. However, this has been postponed several times.
There was a requirement for further ecological surveys including a bat survey which were completed when the bat hibernation ended.
As of February 2020, we have no further information.
Articles in the Chester Chronicle:
(NB this does not appear to have been updated since March 2016 )