Date of Visual Survey - Aug 2004

Site name: Pen Nook open space

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing

Date of survey: 9-March-00

Current management: Mainly unmanaged rough grassland, scrub and part of hedge on north side.

Proposed management: Potential community garden (community gardens), butterfly garden and orchard butterfly gardens & community orchards).

 

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 sizeable area of unmanaged scrub to the south of St. Johns School playing field is surrounded on three sides by housing, with a mixed hedge to the north. A gap in this hedge provides unofficial access into the site from the playing fields. There is not much evidence of use and the site appears overgrown and neglected. A desire line runs from the end of Pen Nook Gardens at the east of the site across to houses on Pen Nook Close. A bench, bin and picnic table seem to be randomly placed along this informal path.

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Safety

Although housing overlooks this site, it has a slightly unwelcoming feel, as it is scruffy and appears abandoned.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is used as a short cut through the housing estate.

 

Activities that could be supported in the future

A communal garden could be created for local residents. The wildlife potential on site could also be heightened with the possible creation of a wetland area or wildflower meadow. The mud path could be formalised, and the scrub planting tidied up (with a mown edge to show intention, and the addition of shrubs), encouraging people to enter and use the space.


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

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 - sign removed

*

Cycle Paths

Graffiti

Trim Track

Litter (small)

*

Litter Bins

*

Fly Tipping

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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