Bags of Help for the Carrs


You may remember that last year we won some money in Tesco's Bags of Help scheme. Well, that money has been put to good use down by the Twinney's Car Park where we now have a new picnic area as well as improved habitats along that stretch of the river. We've planted wild flowers in their hundreds and endangered species of trees as well as controlling the Japanese Knotweed on the whole park.

Immense thanks must go to Emma Houghton and John Booth for making the application and then managing the implementation of the plan. The outcome is there for all to us and we are all the beneficiaries.

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.