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Green Car Park
So called because it maintains the appearance of a grass field, whilst facilitating regular and safe parking of cars. The provision of such a car park, based on the support expressed by the majority of villagers present at several open meetings, is to provide additional capacity for tourists and villagers as Audlem continues to expand. The existing gated access from Green Lane will be redesigned for this purpose.
Working Group is currently pursuing costings and planning approval for this and for a permanent, wheelchair friendly pedestrian access from Shropshire Street.

Ponds
At the last group meeting on September 4th it was reported that Cheshire Wildlife Trust (CWT) had pledged grant funding for up to four ponds in the field. CWT will do all the work and fence them if required -- they are keen to commence work before winter. One major justification for the ponds is specifically to help the newt population.
A recent site visit with CWT and ADAS has identified the locations and established that three ponds will be enough, each measuring 10 x 10 metres. Apparently two ponds that previously existed on the Greys Bridge side had dried up, although the depression in the ground can still be seen. Another ideal location is near the marsh area.

Waste Bins
Two new waste bin has been installed just inside the field at the Shropshire Street entrance and at the Green Lane/Grey's Bridge entrance.

Picnic benches
Five of the round benches have been installed at various places -1 was kindly donated by the Public Hall Committee and 4 more were purchased by the PC.

In March 2019 an online survey was conducted, asking residents to nominate their four preferred uses of the field.
Click Here to view the results.
All comments and suggestions are welcome — please contact the Working Group at turnpikefield2018@gmail.com

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