For a greener Chelmsford, City Council invests in its parks
Originally published by Chelmsford Liberal Democrats
Chelmsford City Council has planted 30,000 trees across the district over the last two years, as part of the Lib Dem pledge to deliver a greener Chelmsford.
The Council is also investing in its parks and green spaces
Memorial garden for Hanbury family re-opens in Chelmsford's Hylands Park.
A memorial garden has been restored in Chelmsford's Hylands Park giving residents of all ages a place for quiet reflection. The reinstated garden was originally created by the Hanbury family, the last private owners of the estate. The City Council worked with the Friends of Hylands House to restore the Hanbury Memorial Garden, and also refurbished the One World Garden in Hylands Park.
Admirals Park declared a Local Nature Reserve
Continuing this success, the Lib Dem-led Council has also designated Admirals Park in the centre of Chelmsford as a Local Nature Reserve. Councillors made the decision at a Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday 13 July.
What is a Local Nature Reserve?
Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) benefit people and wildlife. They are places with wildlife or geological features that are of special interest locally, offering people opportunities to study or learn about nature or simply to enjoy it.
The park's change to Local Nature Reserve status doesn't impact the public's continued use of the park but seeks to make a positive impact on the local environment and habitats and enhance and preserve it for the future. This declaration comes as part of the City Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Action Plan and the Green Infrastructure Plan.