Milton Park plans blossoming

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMilton Park community garden is blooming again – thanks to an attractive revamp supported by Cheshire East Council.

The £40,000 refurbishment has been carried out at the Milton Park Community Garden, which is the main gateway to Alsager’s Milton Park, off Crewe Road.

The extensive scheme has transformed a dilapidated area into a pleasant place to sit and relax. It also now forms an attractive backdrop for photographs as well as weddings and Christenings conducted at the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene opposite.

The improvements project included a complete renewal and widening of 114m of paths using sandstone paving, improved accessibility and new seating bays with four seats in the alcoves. A new retaining wall, built with Millstone brick, replicates the older brick walls in the park, and a new entrance sign displays a site map and details a brief history of the historic house and gardens. Later in the year it is intended to supplement the existing shrubbery with new planting.

The project is the latest phase of a master plan of improvements to Milton Park and its associated community garden. Other elements of the masterplan were the renewal of the children’s play area and, more recently, the restoration of the sunken garden.The scheme has been supported by Cheshire East Council, Alsager Town Council, Alsager Partnership, Milton Park Steering Group, The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene and the local community.

The park’s steering group conducted a survey of the town’s residents which showed strong local support for proposals to refurbish the community gardens.

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