About Friends of the Meadows

In 1980 the Meadows had become so neglected that local resident Adele Edwards formed the Meadow Users Association. Initially this was an informal arrangement with the objective of encouraging interest in the Meadows.

In 1984 this Association was formalised into Friends of the Meadows with the primary aim of involving local people in the management of the Meadows, as an important area of local nature conservation, with an emphasis on wildlife and recreation value.


Friends of the Meadows primary objectives are:

  • To stimulate involvement and interest in The Meadows by imparting information to groups or individuals.
  • To assist in the monitoring of The Meadows by carrying out frequent observations.
  • To contribute to the Council’s Management Plan, and to the achievement of agreed objectives through the implementation of practical projects under the guidance of the Countryside Officer.
  • To seek funding to realise these objectives.
  • We work very closely with Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Countryside Ranger and our members assist with working parties to clean up and improve the Meadows.

Currently we have approximately 300 household and 16 local business as members. All members receive our quarterly newsletter.

Friends of the Meadows organise regular social events and lectures for our members, their families and friends.