Following discussions with Frodsham Town Council in February 2021, Frodsham WI has become the Guardian of Manley Copse, initially for three years until 2024. This is a small area of land just off Manley Road in Frodsham. Frodsham Town Council will continue to pay for maintenance but WI members have been working hard to improve the layout to make it more accessible, and also more colourful. In summer 2021, a small pond was installed, which has attracted lots of additional insects, and a few frogs. Last autumn, the working group successfully applied for a grant from the Marshes Community Benefit Fund, and this money has been used to purchase new seating and a number of trees and plants.
Members of the local community have donated plants from their own gardens, and Frodsham Tree Solutions has given several tractor loads of bark clippings to help maintain the paths. In addition, a local family created a fairy dell, which has generated much interest.
The first Open Day was held in September 2021, and a second one is being planned for this September.
It has been gratifying to see the change on the site following the hard work put in by WI members, and many passers by have commented on this. Do have a look at the picture gallery, which helps chart the achievements and changes so far.
Please come up and have a look at what has been done – you don’t have to work! Just enjoy the lovely feel of this very special space.
It was lovely to be able to meet as a group for our July meeting!
Castle Park Arts Centre was the ideal place to meet outside but under cover, and the cakes supplied by our members were delicious! We enjoyed our game of beetle, even though some members were more competitive than others!
Hope to see you all soon