Site name: Glebelands Road playground and open space

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing

Date of survey: 29 February 2000

Current management: Mown amenity grass and hard surface with playground.

Proposed management: Landscape improvement through shrub and bulb/flower planting. Playground equipment improvements (play equipment).

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.

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Visual Attributes - update 2004

This former playground site now consists of a large empty flat area of tarmac, where swings and a see-saw once stood (see photo 2), surrounded by a margin of mown amenity grass. The site is bounded by a stone wall, with the main entrance via a metal gate in the north west corner.  Glebelands Road runs along down the west side of the playground and Spink Hall Lane passes the top edge (south) of the site.   The site is in a very good open position with exceptional views over to the opposite hillside.

 

Safety

The site is open and surrounded by housing, therefore would feel safe to enter and use. 

Activities the site supports at present

The site is rarely used as the play equipment has been removed. 

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Activities that could be supported in the future

The playground could be reinstated with 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 may also increase the visual quality of the space.  Tree planting would help screen the site from the road and some seating could be provided for parents. 


Habitat types and current uses of the site are marked in the tables below with an asterisk.

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 (e.g. swings)

*

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 - dry stone wall rubble

*

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


Armitage Road

Beechwood Road

Birch Tree Road

Bracken Moor

Broomfield Lane

Broomfield Road

Cedar Road 1

Cedar Road 2

Coal Pit Lane

Glebelands/
Kenworthy Road

Glebelands Road

Green Street

Haywood Ave.

Heath/Fox Glen

Helliwell Court

Hollin Busk Lane

Pen Nook

The Royd

Royd/St Johns
School

Spink Hall

Stocksbridge High

Stocksbridge Infants

Stocksbridge Junior

Stone Moor Road

Stubbin Centre

Townend

Whitwell Lane

Wood Royd
Playground

Wood Royd Road

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