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First of all a very Merry Christmas to you all and a New Year to welcome.
On Wednesday, 13 December, we had 60 very well-behaved children from Lacey Green school helping us plant 2,000 daffodil and crocus bulbs at entrances to the Park and within the "blossom circle".
Last week saw the planting of five large Black Poplar trees, grown by Chester Zoo as a part of a species recovery programme. FOTC volunteers, Mersey Rivers Trust and the BVP planted them in some of the wetter areas in the Carrs on a beautiful frosty morning.
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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.