Cheshire East Council and Macclesfield Town Council are seeking the views of residents on their masterplan to improve South Park in the town.
The vision of the masterplan for South Park is to enhance the park to make it a place where people and nature can thrive, and people feel safe, welcome and free from the hustle and bustle of daily life where they can connect and learn about the natural environment.
South Park will be one of three pilot parks where Cheshire East Council is trialling new sustainable ecology management techniques, which include:
- allowing grass to grow longer;
- introducing grassland wildflowers; and
- replacing bedding planting with more sustainable perennial plants and meadow flowers
The centrepiece of the planned improvements to South Park will be the redeveloped pavilion, which Macclesfield Town Council has committed to rebuilding. The pavilion will be at the heart of the park and become a true hub for the community.
Cllr Mick Warren, chair of Cheshire East Council’s environment and communities committee, said:
“The masterplan for South Park has a real focus on ecology, health and wellbeing and learning – all of which support the council’s corporate plan and environment strategy.
“We are delighted that the town council is committed to the development of the pavilion. It has long been recognised that the pavilion can provide much needed community facilities, and its development will naturally make the park feel a safer and more welcoming place.”
Developing this masterplan has been a collaborative effort between Cheshire East Council and Macclesfield Town Council, South Park Bowling Club, Tatama Coffee, Macclesfield Wild Network and SPark South Park – a community interest company.
The masterplan will be displayed at the parks’ entrances and people can also find out more information about the plan via the Cheshire East Council website.
Macclesfield Town Council also want your views about the pavilion and will hold community engagement events at Treacle Market and in the park.