Parkgate community digs in to give car park a new lease of life
28 October 2016Working with the Parkgate community, Cheshire West and Chester Council has invested in the former Station Road car park to create an additional 20 spaces.
The scheme has improved the landscape and developed a car park that is safe, easily accessible and close to all Parkgate has to offer.
The car park was formally opened on Tuesday (October 25) by the Mayor of Neston, Councillor Mike Shipman, local Member Councillor Martin Barker and children from Parkgate Primary, and re-named Ropewalk car park.
The re-naming was done following a competition run with children from the nearby Parkgate Primary School and was chosen because the panel felt Ropewalk linked to the area’s heritage.
More than 4,000 bulbs have been planted around the car park by Parkgate Society and schoolchildren to give it colour throughout the seasons. Bulbs include daffodils, snow drops and blue bells.
Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing, said: “We have invested in Ropewalk car park to create additional parking spaces and make it more open and accessible to ensure people can park easily when they visit Parkgate village and waterfront or walk the beautiful Wirral Way.
“This supports our ambitions to encourage more people to get out and about in their local area and enjoy the fantastic outdoor opportunities that are on our doorstep.
“I would like to thank Sainsbury’s for its donation of bottles of water for the school children who attended the official opening of the car park.”
Children from Parkgate Primary School and members of Parkgate Society are joined by local Councillor Martin Barker, Mayor of Neston Councillor Mike Shipman, Susan Chambers and Dominic Roberts from Neston Town Council, Parkgate Primary School Headteacher Andrew Hutchings, Louise Irvine from Sainsbury’s and Hilary Smith from Cheshire West and Chester Council.