The Great Imagining Cannock Chase event a big success

School children enjoying one of the activities

Last Saturday at the Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock, we were delighted to welcome nearly 600 people to The Great Imagining Cannock Chase event exploring `a greener, fairer and wiser future` for our wonderful District.

The day before around 900 children from 16 local schools did exactly the same thing. During the weeks before they had been studying climate change and sustainability with their teachers and artists from The House of Fairy Tales who staged the Friday and Saturday events.

Over the two days the large sports hall was taken over with 40 exhibits and activities including a Trash’ion Show, Mini Beasts, storytelling and poetry from Pep the Poet, plus opportunities to learn about carbon literacy and the food we buy, solar panels, recycling textiles, cycling and watch environmental films.

Community groups including the Friends of Cannock Chase, Transforming the Trent Valley, Chase Community Solar, Zero Carbon Rugeley, and Keele University were all in attendance.

It was an important opportunity for the Council to engage with our community and partners as we all grapple with plans to tackle climate change and aim for net zero carbon emissions.

A special thank you to our leisure partner, Inspiring Health Lifestyles, who hosted us at Chase Leisure Centre for the event, and to their staff on duty who helped us with the set up and set down of all the stalls on display.  

If you would like to work with Cannock Chase Council to help the whole District tackle climate change, we will be pleased to hear from you. Please contact

Thank you for helping us to imagine a better future for Cannock Chase. Let’s all play our part in making it a reality, whether it is those `Small Change, Big Difference` moments like increasing personal recycling or thinking twice before buying new clothing; or the Council retro fitting its own housing stock.

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