Saturday, 8 January 2011

The Friends of Chorlton Green

Hi,

As you may have noticed the Friends of Chorlton Green group isn't very active any more. We haven't met for a couple of years now!

Why? A number of reasons I suppose. We originally formed to look after the green both from an environmental and social point of view.

The environmental aspects are handled very capably these days by the council and residents are able to get in touch to report any problems. The Beech Road Traders association also look after the Green and have taken on the task of sorting the Christmas tree each year.

The social issues we were having when we formed were mainly due to the way the Horse and Jockey was being run imho. The transformation of the pub in recent years has also transformed the local area and the usage of the green. It's now used regularly for community events and these days you're more likely to see a farmer's market outside the pub in the evening than police!

Many thanks to all who participated in the group, it was very worthwhile. We started the Christmas tree tradition, installed the lecterns, planted a few bulbs and paved the way for long term care of the Green itself.

If you would like to get in touch with any questions of to put a community notice in the lecterns please email us.

Chris.