Parks & Open Spaces

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Welcome to Parks and Open Spaces

 

Cannock Chase Council is refurbishing all of its tennis courts with funding from the Lawn Tennis Association under their Parks Investment Strategy. The aim of the funding is to get tennis engagement at grass roots level by providing quality courts. The courts when completed will be part of the Clubspark system allowing users to book online at a time that suits them. The Council appreciate that this maybe causing regular users some inconvenience for which we apologise for, but the courts are nearly all ready for re-opening. The Council will be offering concessions and continue with its award winning Tennis Development programme with funding from the Tennis for Free Charity. Tennis Fees will be announced following the Council meeting on the 9/11/23.

Please see the guidance at the bottom of this page relating to the use of play areas.

Play areas which are run by us are as follows:

Name of site 
Union StreetBridgtown
Cannock ParkCannock
Bevan LeaCannock
Bunyan PlaceCannock
Monarch WayCannock
The Stadium, Pye Green RoadCannock
Wrights AveCannock
Kelvin DriveCannock
Barnard WayCannock
Oxford RoadCannock
Oxford GreenCannock
Wellington DriveCannock
Laburnum AveCannock
Hayes WayCannock
Meadow WayCannock
Matlock DriveCannock
Williamson AveCannock wood
Boston CloseHeath Hayes
Arthur StreetHeath Hayes
Heath Hayes ParkHeath Hayes
West GateHednesford
St Thomas DriveHednesford
Hednesford ParkHednesford
Bracken CloseHednesford
Cotswold RoadHednesford
Bond WayHednesford
Lingfield RoadNorton canes
Bettys LaneNorton canes
Chapel StreetNorton canes
Brownhills roadNorton canes
Chester RoadRugeley
Flaxley RoadRugeley
Green LaneRugeley
Rugeley Leisure CentreRugeley
Elizabeth RoadRugeley
Fortescue RoadRugeley
Elmore ParkRugeley
Jefferies CloseRugeley
Swallow CloseRugeley
Ravenhill ParkRugeley

Guidance onAccess to Green Spaces - From GOV.UK

There are over 1,000 Hectares of parks, open spaces, sports grounds, nature conservation areas and play areas in Cannock Chase District, not to mention the 1,214 Hectares Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as Cannock Chase.

Whatever your recreational interests are you will be sure to find something suitable near you.

Green Flag Awards

The Council currently hassix sites that have achieved the Green Flag Awards standards. Green Flag is the quality award for Parks and Open Spaces and the Council is committed to retaining, and if possible, increasing the number of sites.

Green Flag Sites are judged on the following 8 Key Criteria:-

  • A Welcoming Place
  • Healthy, Safe and Secure
  • Well Maintainedand Clean
  • Environmental Management
  • Biodiversity, Landscape and Heritage
  • Community Involvement
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Management

The following link will take you to the Green Flag Award Website : www.greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org​


Guidance for families using Council play areas

Please read these simple instructions before using our play areas.

  • Parents must read this guidance and ensure their families follow it carefully for the safety of their children and others.
  • In order to reduce the transmission of Covid it is considered that there is a limit on the number of users per site-please observe this limit.
     
  • This equipment is checked regularly for damage and wear and tear, but is NOT sanitised on a regular basis. Only high touch points will be sanitised e.g.  gates
     
  • This is shared equipment, used at your own risk and it is advisable to wipe down equipment/facilities before and after use. 
     
  • Do not use this equipment if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating. 
     
  • You are advised that children should not use this equipment if they are clinically or extremely clinically vulnerable. 
     
  • Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before entering the play area. If during play your children’s hands get dirty please wash using bottled water.
     
  • Encourage everyone in your family to wash their hands and use hand sanitiser regularly and as a minimum before and after using the play area. 
     
  • Please ensure that there is only one adult per child and encourage children to avoid touching their faces. 
     
  • You MUST maintain social distancing from others unless they are from the same household - current advice is to maintain at least 1m and consider wearing a face covering/mask where appropriate. Users should wash their hands before putting face coverings/masks on and taking them off. 
     
  • Some equipment can only be used by one child at a time while social distancing.  Please ensure your family waits at a safe distance if the equipment is in use or return later to use the equipment.
     
  • Try to avoid busy times as there is only a limited amount of users allowed on the play equipment at any one time. 
     
  • If your family is wearing disposable PPE, please take it home with you or where provided use the bins – PLEASE DON’T LITTER. 
     
  • Consumption of food and drink in the play area is not permitted until further notice.
     
  • Wash your hands when you get home. 
     

Guidance for using Using Green Gym equipment

Please read these simple instructions before using our Green Gym equipment.

  1. Please read this guidance and follow it carefully.
     
  2. In order to reduce the transmission of Covid it is considered that only 1 person can use the equipment at any one time.
     
  3. This equipment is checked regularly for damage and wear and tear, but is NOT sanitised on a regular basis. Only high touch points will be sanitised.
     
  4. This is shared equipment, used at your own risk and it is advisable to wipe down equipment/facilities before and after use.
     
  5. Do not use this equipment if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating. 
     
  6. You are advised that you should not use this equipment if you are clinically vulnerable or extremely clinically vulnerable. 
     
  7. Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before using the equipment.
     
  8. Encourage everyone in your family to wash their hands and use hand sanitiser regularly and as a minimum before and after using the equipment. 
     
  9. You MUST maintain social distancing from others unless they are from the same household - current advice is to maintain at least 1m apart and consider wearing a face covering and users should wash their hands before putting them on and taking them off.
     
  10. Try to avoid busy times. 
     
  11. If you are wearing disposable PPE, please take it home with you or where provided use the bins – PLEASE DON’T LITTER. 
     
  12. Consumption of food and drink whilst using the equipment is not permitted until further notice.
     
  13. Wash your hands when you get home. 
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