"Our vision" for Parkgate was developed in response to a disappointing result in the annual Cheshire Community Pride Competition in 2011, when we came bottom out of all the entrants in our category – villages with a population between 2,501 and 5,000. The then CWaC Councillor for Parkgate, the late Brenda Dowding, wanted the ‘village’ to present a more cared-for image, one that also reflected the former glory of Parkgate. Together we developed a vision of how Parkgate might look better, and the steps that needed to be taken to achieve that vision.
The full text of that vision can be read here. The narrative identified various agencies and called on them to perform specific actions in order to achieve "Our Vision". Some of those actions have already been addressed and both visitors and local residents will notice that Parkgate is now looking much better than just a few years ago.
The following is a check-list showing progress made and actions still outstanding in relation to the specific projects identified to improve the appearance of Parkgate for residents, workers and visitors alike: