Site name: Carr Head playground & open space

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing

Date of survey: 1-Mar-00

Current management: Amenity grass area mown

Proposed management: As a pocket park with improved play facilities (play equipment) and perhaps butterfly and/or sensory/herbed garden (butterfly gardens). Wildflower bulb planting (wildflower bulb planting) with some trees (fruit) or shrubs (tree & shrub planting).

Date of Visual Survey - Aug 2004

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The ideas and possibilities outlined below are designed to help members of the local community as they think about what could happen on this site. Nothing is fixed and alternative solutions may well emerge
over the coming decade - it is for the local community to decide and enable it to happen. Use the email button at the bottom right to volunteer to help and also to send additional information and ideas for specific sites

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Visual Attributes - update 2004

This well kept, hidden playground site is totally surrounded by housing and accessed via a narrow alleyway off Hillcrest Road between two houses. The border of the site consists of a variety of shrubs, trees and fences surrounding a large expanse of sloping mown amenity grass. A flat tarmac area with three sets of swings, a slide and two benches sits at the west side of the site. Views down the valley towards Wharncliffe Crags and the distant hills are exceptional. 

 

Safety

The site is overlooked by housing on all sides, so it feels safe to enter and use. 

Activities the site supports at present

The site is used by children for play. 

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Activities that could be supported in the future

The playground could be improved with the addition of more exciting, imaginative play spaces and equipment, such as balance beams, earth mounds and banks, and small spaces to build dens, etc. Some of the mown grass could be replaced with less maintenance intensive plantings, which could also increase the visual quality of the space. 


The charts below have a colour next the description if anything in the list, which was used to identify the whole range of possibilities for Stocksbridge, occurs on this site.

Ecology

HABITAT TYPES FOUND ON SITE

found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

Amenity Grassland

*

Mosses and Bryophytes

Amenity Shrubs

Heath Land

Amenity Tree Planting

Wetlands

Amenity Flower Beds

Open Water

Amenity Hedges

Running Water

Rough Grassland

*

Cultivated/Disturbed Land

Acid Grassland

Bare Earth/Erosion

Marshy Grassland

Hedges

Trees Broadleaf

Walls

*

Trees Coniferous

Fences

*

Trees Mixed

Invasive Species

Scrub

*

Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs

*

Low Herbs and Shrubs (Native)

Amenity Bulb Planting

 

 


People

CURRENT USES

found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

FORMAL PROVISION

INFORMAL USES

Formal Pitches

Cycling

Formal Play Area

*

Jogging

Car Park

Walking

Seating

*

Shortcuts

Picnic Area

Desire Lines

*

Art Work

Motor Cycling

Dog Walking Area

Car Driving

Pavement

Car Parking

Footpath Network

Damaged Bollards/Fences

Steps

*

Vandalism

Cycle Paths

Graffiti

Trim Track

Litter

*

Litter Bins

Fly Tipping (small)

Dog Waste Bins

Burnt Out Cars

Formal Off-road Area

Fires

Bollards

Hanging Around

Lighting

Alcohol Drinking

Signs

Drug Taking

Interpretive Signs

Dog Mess

Hard Surfaces

*

Quiet Contemplation

Other (please state)

Sun Bathing

Informal Play (state)

Other Informal Uses (state)

 

Stocksbridge SRB5 Greenspace Audit undertaken by Jim Flanagan for Sheffield Wildlife Trust - see their Community Action Handbook - full of good ideas for your local site

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