Site name: Stubbin Community Centre open space

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: SCC Housing

Date of survey: 9-March-00

Current management: Mown amenity grass with broad-leaved trees and seats. Hard surface parking area at rear of Community Centre - used for car repairs by youths.

Proposed management: Tree and shrub planting on areas 2 and 4. Wild flower/formal planting scheme on bed in area 3. Community Garden on area south of centre and rejig garages and parking area, then screen with hedge planting/fence.

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

The open space surrounding the community centre, roundabout and shops on the Stubbin estate is composed entirely of blocks of mown amenity grass. This makes for a very monotonous landscape with no features of interest, except for a bus stop, a couple of benches and two birch trees (one of which is dead), near the shops. A car park, for use only by the patrons of the community centre, is located at the back (south) of the building, with a couple of concrete garages on its perimeter. Grass is unmown around the edges of this car park. There is quite a lot of litter, especially close to the shops.


Safety

The site is surrounded by housing, so would seem safe to use, but it looks a bit scruffy and groups of teenagers often hang around the area, giving it a slightly intimidating feel at times.

Activities that the site supports at present

Cars, buses and pedestrians often pass through the site. Groups of teenagers often gather in the area.

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Activities that could be supported in the future

A lot of the mown grass could be replaced with less maintenance intensive plantings, which would also increase the visual quality of the space. Swathes of meadow vegetation could work well in areas that are not walked across, such as the traffic island (see meadow planting at Fairleigh, near the Manor, in Sheffield).


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

Road verge - east side of Community Centre

*

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 - damaged cars

*

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 (road and traffic)

*

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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