Magic triangle is Merseyside's Coronation meadow

St Helens Star: Magic meadow…Councillor Gomez-Aspron (fourth from right) with council staff at Stanley Bank Meadow. Magic meadow…Councillor Gomez-Aspron (fourth from right) with council staff at Stanley Bank Meadow.

A MAGIC triangle of grassland just off the East Lancashire Road at St Helens has been chosen as Merseyside’s Coronation Meadow.

Last year HRH the Prince of Wales launched the Coronation Meadows project as part of the celebrations marking the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

Every county in the UK will have such a meadow, chosen for their outstanding, flower-rich grasslands.

Stanley Bank Meadow is owned by St Helens Council and bordered by Carr Mill, Blackbrook and Haydock. It is the only Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in St Helens.

Natural England, the government’s statutory adviser on the natural environment, regularly visit the meadow to check that the council is managing the site correctly.

To help mark the successful Coronation Meadow application, rangers will be re-planting a hedgerow along the edge of the site with 300 trees donated by Mersey Forest.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Neighbourhoods, Councillor Seve Gomez Aspron said: “This is a tremendous achievement – and a tribute to our Ranger Service, which has worked hard over the last 12 years to clear the meadow of unwanted plant species and prevent it re-colonising the area.

“Across Merseyside there are 14 SSSIs, but Stanley Bank is the only one in St Helens. So we’re delighted that the work we’ve put in has been recognised by the Coronation Meadows project.”

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2:30pm Sat 28 Dec 13

MrBenggo says...

In the "magic meadow"will there be "magic mushrooms"?
In the "magic meadow"will there be "magic mushrooms"? MrBenggo

12:22am Mon 30 Dec 13

rosered1 says...

The Council own it though so await its selling off for even more housing.
The Council own it though so await its selling off for even more housing. rosered1

10:59am Tue 31 Dec 13

smith&weston says...

Ideal location for a Starbuks as the nearest one must be at least a mile away.....
Ideal location for a Starbuks as the nearest one must be at least a mile away..... smith&weston

1:23am Wed 1 Jan 14

rosered1 says...

smith&weston wrote:
Ideal location for a Starbuks as the nearest one must be at least a mile away.....
Don't forget the next fast food establishment ~ sure we could put a McDonalds in there to encourage the young.
[quote][p][bold]smith&weston[/bold] wrote: Ideal location for a Starbuks as the nearest one must be at least a mile away.....[/p][/quote]Don't forget the next fast food establishment ~ sure we could put a McDonalds in there to encourage the young. rosered1

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