AN OVERGROWN site in a Cheshire village could be turned into a wildlife garden.
What to do with the patch of land in Wrexham Road, Malpas, has proved a headache for parish councillors for years.
Parish chairwoman Ann Wright and deputy chairwoman Rosie Caine recently visited the site with a woman from Cheshire Landscape Trust, an organisation which can provide trees free of charge.
However, the representative said there was already a wide selection of trees, including field apple, wild cherry, beech, hawthorn, hornbeam, English common oak and stephanotis.
There are also raspberry and blackberry bushes and two bird boxes are in place.
The only problem was the area was too overgrown and there was no space for new trees to become established.
Cllr Wright said: 'The feeling I came away with was, it needs to be cleared and then we need to have another look at it once it's been cleared.
'I would like it to be a nature garden which could be used by schools. We could put a pile of logs in there because it is a habitat for beetles and things like that. It's lovely but it needs clearing. It's a big job. It needs equipment.'
It is hoped the council can apply for grants to help with the rejuvenation of the area.
A survey of villagers revealed some may be willing to help improve the area.