VOTE with your tokens


If you shop at Tesco, you can help us build a new picnic area down near Twinnies bridge. Tesco and Groundwork are using the money raised by selling plastic carry bags to provide community groups such as ours with funds for worthy projects. FOTC is one of the three finalists.

Each of the finalists will be awarded something (£12,000, £10,000 and £8,000) so we won't miss out in any case. But, on the generally acknowledged principle that more is better, we'd like the top prize. That's where you come in.

You are able to vote from 31 October (All Hallows' Evening, as some of us call it) to 13 November. So from the day before the Día de los Angelitos until two days after the 98th anniversary of the end of the First World War, thoughtfully pick up a token whenever you're at a Tesco check-out and nonchalantly drop it in the FOTC box. Then start preparing your picnic.

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.