Although several of the issues raised by the competition entry have been resolved, it was felt that Parkgate still required a good tidy up. It was suggested that we involve the wider community in Parkgate. This led to the formation of a sub-group of the Parkgate Society instigated at a meeting organised by the late Brenda Dowding, the local Cheshire West and Chester Councillor. Interested residents were invited to sign up as volunteers, and with over 25 people registering interest, the Parkgate Community Spirit initiative began.
We hope to make Parkgate a cleaner, tidier, nicer place for residents, and for visitors. We will work with the council, even though some may ask “why should we?”, but, if we are to develop our community spirit, why not? Once a few start to do this, the hope is that others will join in.
Certainly the businesses along the Parade do their bit by tidying up outside their premises at the end of the day, and the Street Scene staff come along every morning to empty bins. The Parkgate Fish & Chips shop regularly clean up chip papers and meal containers from the marsh and fill bin bags for the council to remove the following morning.