St Helens flies the flag for Coronation Meadows

Stanley Bank Meadow in St Helens borough has been chosen as Merseyside’s Coronation Meadow - located in a triangular area of land bordered by Carr Mill, Blackbrook and Haydock, it is the only Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in St Helens. To help mark the success, rangers will be re-planting a hedgerow along the edge of Stanley Bank Meadow with 300 trees donated by Mersey Forest.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Neighbourhoods, Councillor Seve Gomez Aspron said: “This is a tremendous achievement – and a tribute to our Ranger Service, which has worked hard over the last 12 years to clear the meadow of unwanted plant species and prevent it re-colonising the area.

“Across Merseyside there are 14 SSSIs, but Stanley Bank is the only one in St Helens. So we’re delighted that the work we’ve put in has been recognised by the Coronation Meadows project.”

Image above: Councillor Gomez-Aspron with council staff at Stanley Bank Meadow