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Facelift for St Chad’s Gardens

by Cathy Sheel

Visitors to St Chad’s Gardens are welcoming the latest improvement to this popular green space in the heart of Kirkby.

The park now boasts newly refurbished entrance gates and entrance feature, as well as new bulb and tree planting and the removal of dense vegetation to open sight lines.

St Chad’s Gardens has benefited from the facelift following a successful funding bid by the Millbrook Park Millennium Green Trust, in partnership with Knowsley Council, for £25,000 from the Government’s ‘Pocket Parks’ programme, aimed at creating thriving local parks and green spaces.

Of the 68 grants awarded nationally, two came to Knowsley with St Chads Gardens and Halewood Park receiving £25,000 each.

Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods Cllr Shelley Powell and Deputy Council Leader Cllr Louise Harbour visited St Chad’s Gardens and welcomed the improvements. Cllr Powell said: “With spring just around the corner there’s never been a better time to visit this lovely, peaceful green space which, thanks to these improvements, has never looked better. We will continue to work with groups like Millbrook Park Millennium Green Trust to identify improvements and secure external funding opportunities to enhance and develop our green spaces across Knowsley.

“Projects like this demonstrate the council’s commitment to address climate change and the important role that Knowsley’s green spaces play in responding to the Climate Emergency.”

Anyone interested in joining Millbrook Park Millennium Green Trust can get in touch with Cath Sheil Knowsley Council’s Green Spaces Development Officer, email: catherine.sheil@knowsley.gov.uk or 0151 443 2481.