Halton Village Millennium Green Trust (Reg Charity No1068775) and Action Group have been maintaining the field in Spark Lane, Halton Village for the last 14 years.
Adjacent to the historic Norton Arms pub which dates back to 1758, it was previously owned by Greenall’s Brewery and used as a football field.
In 1997, Greenall’s intended to sell the field with planning permission to build on it.
Local residents objected to this and formed a charitable Trust that ultimately acquired the land as a Millennium Green, thus preserving it as a green space for posterity. It is one of the few remaining Millennium Greens in the UK as many were sold over the years due to lack of local interest/support.
In 2012, as part of the Diamond Jublilee and Olympics celebrations, we became a “Queen Elizabeth 11 Field” giving us further protection as a green space, and a wonderful plaque!
Local people use the Green for dog walking, football and general recreation. It is open to the public 24/7 all year around
CULTURAL PARTNER: Norton Priory