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Green Spaces Survey

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Thank you to those residents who completed the recent questionnaire about how you use the Green Spaces in Chelford and what you would like to see for the future.

You told us that the Green Spaces were valuable to the community and that you mostly used them for walking or running and that the children's play areas were important to you too. The Bowling Green remains a popular location and you asked for information on how to use and access all the green spaces in the Parish. Maintenance and cleanliness were key themes throughout your responses. Finally, there were a number of comments regarding dogs fouling spaces and requests for both enclosed or no dog areas.

In response to your helpful comments, we will include your input in both our short-term and long-term planning. Our short-term focus will be on the following.

We are currently working with Cheshire East Council to refresh the Multi-Use games and play area (MUGA) by the Village Hall. We will ask that your input be included into that plan and, specifically, request that walking or fitness areas are included.

Hedge, verge and path maintenance is a regular concern for both Council and residents. We will continue to raise maintenance issues on your behalf with Cheshire East and would please ask all residents to maintain their hedges where they face onto a public path so that people can easily and safely walk past.

We are aware that the pavement over the railway bridge is in poor condition and that the verge is overgrown and that this has an impact on how easy it is for people to use the Village Hall site. We will raise this again with Cheshire East.

Information on footpaths, where and how to access the Green Spaces will be made available on the Parish web-sites.

All the other issues that you raised will be used in our longer-term planning and we will inform you of outcomes in due course.

May we take the opportunity to wish you all a peaceful and safe Christmas

Parish Council

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