Chairman’s Special Award

Northgate Ponds: Well designed, landscaped and maintained, providing a green oasis in a built-up area.

The Good

Northgate Dental Health: Alterations and new building to rear on edge of canal cutting.

Hough Green: New and distinctive lamp posts.

Westminster Park: New play facility for children.


Retention and refurbishment of traditional frontage to Thorntons’, Eastgate Street.

Volunteers who routinely pick litter and maintain the Millennium Cycleway/Footpath along the former railway corridor.

Significant improvements to the woodland in the Dingle (between Overleigh Road and Curzon Park)

Refurbishment of the former Temperance Hall in George Street.

Glazed foyer linking old Steam Mill to new apartments.

The Bad

Riverside amenity area along Castle Drive in front of County Hall, very badly maintained planting beds & seating.

City Walls: Weeds and saplings growing from the face of the wall, towers, bridges etc including Bridge of Sighs over the canal.

Tarmac patches on the Groves and in Northgate St (eg alongside St Peter’s and the Skipton BS), missing cobbles in Greenway St etc).

Untidy and conspicuous trade waste bins in Frodsham St, behind Eastgate St and Watergate St) – screening required.

The Ugly

Block of flats on corner of Countess Way/Gawer Park

Metal fencing/screening alongside the Grosvenor Hotel

Window design and temporary wooden ‘fence’ at Strutt & Parker, Lower Bridge Street