Site name: Stocksbridge High School playing fields and open space

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: SCC Education

Date of survey: 29 February 2000

Current management: Amenity grass area mown. Small area of tree and shrub planting looks neglected. Includes a hard surfaced athletics running track.

Proposed management: School grounds development (school grounds development). Landscape improvements (wildflower meadows, wildflower bulb planting, wall climbers, tree & shrub planting), Weed control for trees and shrubs.

 

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

These large playing fields to the east of the school buildings have been enclosed recently by a high palisade fence, making the site totally secure, with the only access via the school grounds. A narrow unmown margin surrounds the amenity grass, providing opportunities for wildlife. There is a large hard surfaced area used for athletics on the upper, south side of the site. Housing surrounds the site.

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Safety

This site is now totally secure with fencing and is a very safe place for school pupils.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site's main use is obviously for school sports activities and large outdoor events, such as school galas and sports days.

 

Activities that could be supported in the future

The unmown edges could be widened, providing more space for wildlife on site.

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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

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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