Sun, 19th June, 2–4. Balsam bash

Sun, 3rd July, 2–4. Balsam bash

Wilmslow Flower Show

The Carrs is dressed for Carnival. The mowing regime (or no mowing regime!) is paying dividends and there are sheets of colour - buttercups, daisies, dandelion clocks, speedwell, ladies smock and pignuts everywhere. Over on the field by Twinnies Bridge (Grange Meadow), there are clumps of grass with the most beautiful purple plumes. Does anyone know what it's called?

More good news. Cheshire East have contributed £7400 to the Wetland crowdfunding! It still needs a lot more contributions though. Can you help?

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The Friends

The Friends of the Carrs grew out of the direct action taken by a number of local residents in 2004/5 to...

... of The Carrs

The Carrs is parkland that follows the Bollin River for just under a mile from Wilmslow to Twinnies Bridge. It is Wilmslow's favourite walking ground, where, in the morning, there are as many dogs as people. Most of the town's children have run in the play ground on Chancel Lane and begged to be allowed to paddle in the river. After rare falls of snow, the Carrs' one grassy slope is ridden by sledgers and the parkland becomes a Bosch canvas of colour. In recent years, rumours of fish have surfaced and there have been sightings of anglers.