Site name: Wood Royd Road playground

Zone: Outer Zone

Land owner: SCC Leisure Services

Date of survey: 15-March-00

Current management: Amenity grass mown. A well used playground.

Proposed management: Playground mound could be cut less regularly and hedgerow will need management - leave to grow tall and lay.

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 slightly scruffy but well used playground to the west of Wood Royd Road consists of an area of patchy tarmac with several sets of swings, two climbing frames and benches, surrounded by mown amenity grass. A mound with two slides is located in the centre of the site. Metal railings bound the site and a mixed hedge backed with a wooden fence screens it from the adjacent house and garden to the south. A public footpath accessing Fox Glen Wood (to the west) runs along the northern boundary.

Safety

This site is right next to the road, although it is safely fenced off, protecting young children from traffic. Fox Glen Wood could seem foreboding to users of the playground.



Activities that the site supports at present

The site is a children's play area.

Activities that could be supported in the future

The variety of playground equipment could be improved and the use of landform in play could be picked up in other areas of the 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 (street)

*

Alcohol Drinking

Signs

Drug Taking

Interpretive Signs

Dog Mess

Hard Surfaces

*

Quiet Contemplation

Other (please state)

Sun Bathing

Commemorative plaques

*

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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Wood Royd
Playground

Wood Royd Road

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