Ansa delivers makeover of Antrobus Gardens, Congleton for Council

30 October 2015Antrobus Street Gardens - Congleton

Cheshire East Council’s arm-length company Ansa has completed a much-needed makeover of Antrobus Gardens, in Congleton.

The £45,000 project included hard and soft landscaping and included improved access to the gardens and adjacent Readesmoor Medical Centre, from the public car park.

The area is proving to be increasingly popular for people choosing to sit and relax and a theme of ‘health’ was chosen.

Included in the design are two pieces of outdoor gym equipment and edible plants including fruit trees and bushes planted among the ornamental plants. In addition, there is an apple core sculpture-come-resting seat and a wooden arch carved from oak.

The garden was designed and project managed by Julie Byrne, parks and management officer for Ansa, in consultation with partners Congleton in Bloom and Congleton Partnership.

The funding was secured through a combination of section 106 contributions and monies from Congleton partnership and Readesmoor Medical Centre.

John Hammond, Chairman of Ansa, said: “This is a great example of how Ansa works closely and effectively with partners to deliver real improvements for residents. We have some highly skilled people working for us that can help improve the public environment for everybody.”