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   Town Council investment in Lindow Common complete    October 18, 2013

Time for a fresh look at Lindow Common this Half Term


Residents are encouraged to take a fresh look at Lindow Common this half term. Five new information boards have been installed giving the fascinating story of the origins of the Common together with details of the flora and fauna flourishing over the seasons. And to make visiting easier the paths have been resurfaced with sandstone grit.


Lindow Common is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is a nationally important and extremely rare lowland heath. The Common has a diversity of habitats from the ancient dry heathland to the very important mires and bogs; all supporting different plants and animals some of which are extremely rare.

Ranger Paul Hughes said ‘Public response to the information boards has been great, including one lady who considers them to be beautiful. I don’t think we can get better than that.’

Cllr Rod Menlove who chairs the Lindow Common Advisory Group added ‘We are keen for as many residents as possible to take a fresh look at the Common, their Local Nature Reserve. The new boards provide enough information for every visitor to discover the special qualities of a site rich in history and rich in wildlife without causing damage to the very things they come to enjoy. We are immensely grateful to Wilmslow Town Council for the grant monies that have made these improvements possible.’

For further information please refer to cheshireeast.gov.uk/rangers or telephone 01625 383700.


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