Focus on Ellesmere Green

Story: Colombine Neal | Photo: Douglas Johnson

Ellesmere Green is a central point and meeting place in the community. Although it is in a relatively sorry state at the moment, it is an area of greenery and flowers amid the urban area.

Ellesmere Green in 2011
Ellesmere Green in 2011

A major rat infestation, which threatens the recreational use of the area, is now being tackled by Environmental Health officers. A further step to rejuvenate the Green will be thinning out the trees. Councillors have commissioned a survey to identify how best to reduce the tree cover. Vicky Williams of the community Assembly says:

“There is an existing masterplan for the Green which may need to be looked at again. It’s unlikely there will be a big sum of money to upgrade it all at once but there is currently a small budget for the Highways Department to maintain it.”

Councillors would like to attract sponsorship to install new decorative winter lighting, but this cannot take place until the tree work has been completed. There is no definitive timescale for the improvement project but it has been included as an important priority in the new Community Assembly ward plan for 2011-13.

It remains to be seen how the impact of the £371,500 that Tesco has to invest in “public realm” work on Spital Hill will improve Ellesmere Green.

Links to related articles

Ellesmere Green Plans - 2007
Plans for the redevelopment of Ellesmere Green, as part of the Masterplan proposals, after consultation with the Spital Hill Project Group and local residents and businesses.

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