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 being installed 11th July
Fencing is being installed today (Thursday 11th July) to address bankside erosion. As the bankside is a SSSI and a SAC it requires protection. Small gaps are to be placed for dogs and access for management. This will also prevent erosion from cattle if grazing returns this year!
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 just 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 due to have been submitted on 4th December 2018 has now been put back to June by the council.
The reason for this is that there is a requirement for further ecological surveys including a bat survey but this cannot be completed until May when the bat hibernation ends.
UPDATE! No plans were submitted to the June meeting. We have no other information at the moment
Articles in the Chester Chronicle: