Site name: Manchester Road/Newton Ave open space

Zone: Inner Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing

Date of survey: 22-Feb-00

Current management: None, apart from some occasional scrub clearance to keep paths and main right of way clear.

Proposed management: Remove dumped tyres. Butterfly gardens (butterfly gardens). Create formal boundary between garage parking areas. Monitor/control Japanese knotwood. Footpath improvements.

SK26029880

GA04

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Ideas for change
This site is adjacent to the bottom of New Hall Wood, with access to the wood via two routes. There is a public right of way, but it is not user-friendly. It has potential as a visually attractive area and it is suggested that it be managed so as to provide a friendly and accessible way to the wood.
Improvements could include the removal of fly tipping; garden rubbish is a particular problem.
Fencing and posts on the east side of the site would control vehicular access to the site.
The footpath could be resurfaced and the steps renovated. Some pruning back around these steps is needed.
There could be some new hedge laying - planting around the boundary of the sub station with short thorny shrubs. The gate should be left open.
The site would benefit from some tree thinning. There is currently some mown grass to the north west of the site.

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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 (Japanese Knotweed)

*

Scrub

*

Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs

*

Allotment area

*

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 (small)

*

Litter Bins

Fly Tipping (garden rubbish & tyres)

*

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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