Oak Meadow Park in the
centre of Cheadle Hulme is a valuable urban greenspace used by a
wide variety of the local community.
The parks infrastructure had deteriorated badly throughout the
1980ís and 1990ís as had the quality and amount of its grounds
maintenance. This led to the formation of a Focus Group, an offshoot
of the local District Centre Partnership, whose sole aim was to
improve the quality of the park and return it to its heyday as the
centre of community activity in Cheadle Hulme.
The Focus Group comprised of local residents and business owners
supported by Stockport Council has since raised significant funding
towards new paths, benches, bins, gates and railings. The
improvement since the groupís formation in 2002 has been dramatic.
As well as the improved infrastructure facilities, new seasonal
bedding areas, shrub beds, tree and bulb plantings have occurred
often led by the group.
The park now holds several significant events every year such as
summer garden parties and Christmas carol concerts. It is now a
busy, well used, and welcoming Local Park at the centre of community
activity with a wide range of users. It is hoped that the Green Flag
Award will both further encourage its use and raise its profile
within the local community.