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Town park entrance is set for a facelift
THE Knutsford entrance to Tatton Park is set for a facelift after damage was caused by the recent heavy rain showers.
Tatton’s ranger team have been busy managing a project which will improve the entrance and the quality of the footpaths at the park entry point from Knutsford’s King Street.
Knutsford residents in particular, who have for years enjoyed Tatton Park as a place to stroll, walk their dogs, cycle and horse ride, will see the work taking place to repair the damage caused following prolonged rain earlier this year.
While carrying out the repairs the rangers will be clearing foliage in an effort to restore the view of the Tatton Park entry gate from the ‘Bottom Street’ in Knutsford to that enjoyed by visitors to the Egerton’s estate in the 19th century.
The beech tree-lined avenue adjacent to the Knutsford drive was the main route in for visitors and tradesman.
Historic views which were photographed around the turn of the 20th century show an airy and light approach to the park, and these prompted the ranger team to carry out tree work to restore the views.
Adrian Bell, Tatton Park ranger, said: “It was important to prioritise the paths after the damage suffered this winter, but in due course further work will be done on the surrounding trees, fences, gates and signage.
“Knutsford is by far the most heavily-used pedestrian entrance to the park, and whilst working towards re-creating the essence of views depicted in old photographs, we hope to provide a more pleasant experience for visitors entering at Knutsford.”
The ranger team is keen to hear from anyone interested in helping with similar projects on a voluntary basis.
If you are interested in volunteering e-mail tattonrangers@ cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone the rangers on 01625 374414.