Farewell Marsh Nurseries, But See You Soon!
|Published: 19th December 2018 10:23|
Marsh Nurseries in Parkgate has closed its doors for the last time. But the good news is, they're only moving!
All stock has now been cleared from the popular nursery in Boathouse Lane.
In a statement, Russell Brooks and Paul Prosser said: "After an amazing 11 years it is now our last day here in Parkgate.
"We would like to take this opportunity to say we have met lots of lovely customers and made some amazing new friends. Thank you to all who made Marsh Nurseries what it is, and without you we would not have been able to have done it for so long.
"We can cannot thank you enough for all your support and custom."
Mayor of Neston Cllr Pat Kynaston with (l-r) Peter Duff, Paul Jackson and Debbie Green from Heath Lane, Russell Brooks and Paul Prosser from Marsh Nurseries.
Paul has been on the site for 35 years and Russell for nearly 20, and both are now looking forward to relocating to Heath Lane Nurseries in Willaston, where a new Community Interest Company, Flower Power, has been set up by local resident Paul Jackson and a team of fellow trustees. It brings together a number of small businesses under one 'roof'. The site may also be the location for a new satellite police station for Cheshire Police, helping to bridge the gap between Ellesmere Port and Neston - a proposal which is currently under consideration.
Paul and Russell will have a new 20 year lease at Heath Lane, which will allow them to plan ahead and take on more long term projects in future. They hope to be ready to re-open by April.
The Mayor of Neston, Cllr Pat Kynaston, popped down to the nurseries this week to mark the closing of the popular garden centre. She said: "Whilst it is sad to see such a long-standing business close in its current location, I am delighted that Heath Lane have stepped in to offer them a new home, thus ensuring continued local employment.
"I also support the notion of a satellite police station between Ellesmere Port and Neston - it can only help with crime prevention in the wider area."
AboutMyArea will keep you posted on the future location of Marsh Nurseries and the Flower Power CIC in 2019, so watch this space!