PUPILS from Delamere Church of England Primary School have teamed up with local sculptor Bill Welch to produce a striking new bench for visitors to Oakmere’s Little Wood, also known as `Bowyer’s Waste’.
Following creative workshops with the pupils, it was decided that the bench should have a Green Man theme to celebrate the area’s natural environment and its place within the Mersey Forest.
It was brought to life by Mr Welch using local timber.
The project is part of a wider drive to encourage people to visit and enjoy the site, located off the A556 Chester Road.
Supported by local chemical manufacturer INEOS Enterprises via the Landfill Communities Fund, landowners Oakmere Parish Council and Vale Royal Borough Council have installed new signage and interpretation panels around the site, and a Little Wood leaflet has been produced to invite people along.
Janet Ward of INEOS Enterprises said: “It’s great to see children from the area getting involved in bringing to life the woodland on their doorstep. We hope that this project will encourage more people to come and explore.”