Annual General Meeting 2019
The Friends of the Meadows AGM will be held on:
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 will be by Jill Burton on: Erddig’s “Thief Cook” – Fact or Fiction?
Friends of the Meadows members and non-members welcome!
The Annual General Meeting will commence at 7pm, to be followed by the talk and complimentary drinks and cake!
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 is set to be submitted. However, the date is not yet known and may be towards the end of 2019.
There was a requirement for further ecological surveys including a bat survey which were completed when the bat hibernation ended.
We have no other information at the moment
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