18/06/2019 – Meeting with Staff from Kingsmead School to discuss community projects in July and in the future. Invitations to collaborate also sent to Five Ways, Gorsemoor and Heath Hayes Primary Schools.
Planning Policy has had a request from The Woodland Trust to circulate their best practice advice and guidance on tree planting to the Parish/Town Councils in the Cannock Chase area:
1. Guidance document on how to best incorporate trees and woods into residential development: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/publications/2019/01/residential-developments-and-trees .
2. Free community tree packs which parish councils, schools and other community groups are eligible to apply for and there is a simple online application procedure: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/schools-and-communities
3. Guidance on neighbourhood planning for parish councils: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/protecting-trees-and-woods/campaign-with-us/campaign-in-your-community/neighbourhood-planning
4. Information sheet on things that parish councils can do for trees: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/media/45344/top_ten_tree_tips.pdf .
If you require any additional information please contact the Woodland Trust directly using the details on this page: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/contact-us/
The Parish Council has been granted a 100 year lease (2018) on a small wooded (Wimblebury Mound) area to the east of John Street and Wimblebury Road, known locally as Cannel Mount.
The Council wants to maintain and develop the site as a community asset and a public open space. Plans are to assess the site, to identify the natural characteristics of the site and to plan a viable and environmentally responsible development plan.
Initially, we have to assess the safety of the site and take all reasonable precautions. There will be initial work to identify some trees that can be removed, then a plan that encourages suitable wildlife and keeps the area available for the public.
Eventually, we would like interpretation boards, better routes through and around the site. At the moment, we have the landlocked area shown on the map (line below) and no vehicle access nor parking.