Site name: Deepcar Village Hall open space

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing

Date of survey: 9-Mar-00

Current management: Amenity grass area mown. Hedgerow on east side trimmed.

Proposed management: Thin out trees & shrubs. Remove damaged fencing. Reinforce hedge planting on SW side. Informal wildflower bulb planting & wildflower meadow planting. Lavender hedges along footpath.

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


Visual Attributes - update 2004

This small enclosed site, surrounding Deepcar Village Hall, is bounded by St. Margaret Avenue to the north and Helliwell Lane to the east. A car park is situated to the south, divided from the site by a wooden fence, which is in a very bad state of repair. A path runs down the gentle slope of the site from the car park, guarded to the left side by a painted wooden post and rail fence. Mown amenity grass covers the ground to the east side of this path (bordered by a mixed hedge) and to the north of the hall. The grass is left unmown in the area to the west of the fence, above the hall. The site contains many trees, which are more densely planted on the southern half. Species include field maple, silver birch, aspen, cherry, willow and rowan.


This site is enclosed and small in scale, giving a semi-private feel, so it is rarely entered by the public unless they are using the village hall. The dense tree planting may give a slightly foreboding feeling at night.

Activities that the site supports at present

Users of the village hall use the space in summer for outdoor seating on the grass and children play amongst the trees. A gala is held on this site and in the car park every summer.





Activities that could be supported in the future

Wildflower planting could be established in the area of unmown grass and multiple seating could also be provided.

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.



found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

Amenity Grassland


Mosses and Bryophytes

Amenity Shrubs

Heath Land

Amenity Tree Planting



Amenity Flower Beds

Open Water

Amenity Hedges


Running Water

Rough Grassland


Cultivated/Disturbed Land

Acid Grassland

Bare Earth/Erosion

Marshy Grassland



Trees Broadleaf




Trees Coniferous



Trees Mixed

Invasive Species


Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs

Low Herbs and Shrubs (Native)


Amenity Bulb Planting




found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012



Formal Pitches


Formal Play Area


Car Park





Picnic Area

Desire Lines

Art Work

Motor Cycling

Dog Walking Area

Car Driving



Car Parking

Footpath Network

Damaged Bollards/Fences




Cycle Paths


Trim Track



Litter Bins

Fly Tipping (small)

Dog Waste Bins

Burnt Out Cars

Formal Off-road Area



Hanging Around


Alcohol Drinking



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

Ash Lane/ New Road

Ash Lane / New Street

Belmont Drive 1

Belmont Drive 2

Bocking Hill

Bowling green

Carr Head


Don Field

East & West Cres.

Edward Street 1

Edward Street 2

Edward Street 3

Gibson Lane


Haywood Lane

Hole House Brook

Manchester Rd 1

Manchester Rd 2

Manchester Rd 3

Manchester Rd 4

Manchester Rd 5

Manchester Rd 6

Manchester Rd/Newton Ave

Newton Ave/Churchill Rd

Pearson Street

Peggy Tub

Pot House Wood

Quarry Hill

Ridal Croft

Ridal Close

Rundle Road

Smith Road

Smithy Moor

Stocksbridge Clock Tower

Stocksbridge Fire Station

Stocksbridge Methodist Church

Stocksbridge United Reform Church

St John

Webb Avenue

Wilson Road

Wood Willows

Wortley Road

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