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NEWS

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Friends of Cannock Stadium Park has been selected for Asda, Avon Road, Cannock Store for its Green Token Charity Scheme.

If you shop instore and you are given Green Tokens, please put them in the 'Friends of Cannock Stadium Park' Box.

Whichever of the 3 good causes has received the most tokens by 31st December 2019 will receive a £500 donation from Asda.

Pictured Asda Store

30th September 2019

GREEN TOKENS SCHEME

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Friends of Cannock Stadium Park are teaming up with Cycle-R, Cannock is offering the public a free bike safety check along with tips and general maintenance advice.  

 

This event is held at the BMX Pump Track at Cannock Stadium Park on Saturday 20th July 2019 between 10am and 1pm.

Pictured (from left to right):  Lynn Harley – Biggs (Vice President of Friends of Cannock Stadium Park), Joe Gregory (on BMX) and Richard Lawrence (Chairman of Cycle-R).
 

16th JuLY 2019

GET YOUR BIKES READY

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Friends of Cannock Stadium Park was nominated for two categories at the Support Staffordshire Cannock Chase Volunteer Star awards.

We got a commendation in 'Team of the Year (Under 2 years old) Award' category whilst Vice President, Lynn Harley-Biggs also had a commendation in the 'Volunteering Through Adversity Award'.

Well done to all the team and volunteers on this fabulous award.

4th June 2019

FOCS WINS AWARDS

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The Community Lottery Fund handed the Chase Up Project the cheque for £416,594.

The project is to help improve their health and wellbeing, fitness and general quality of life across the Cannock Chase District.  The project will include a programme of creative health and wellbeing opportunities for families.  Alongside this will be a range of social and physical activities promoting and using the great outdoors and making the most of local green spaces.

4th June 2019

CHASE UP: UPDATE

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Staffordshire Police have successfully seized a motorbike that was featured in the Express and Star for driving illegally over our park.  

 

This was seized as a part of Operation Milvus and was due to the partnership built up between the police and ourselves at Friends of Cannock Stadium.

5th April 2019

SEIZED:

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People living in areas across the Cannock Chase District are set to benefit from a new project to help improve their health and wellbeing, fitness and general quality of life, thanks to a £416,000 National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

The ‘Chase Up’ project will be led by local communities and will work with local residents, schools and voluntary organisations including Friends of Cannock Stadium Park amongst others in Chadsmoor and other organisations  in Hednesford North, and the Springfields estate in Rugeley.

The project will include a programme of creative health and wellbeing opportunities for families.  Alongside this will be a range of social and physical activities promoting and using the great outdoors and making the most of local green spaces.

14th November 2018

CHASE UP: NEW PROJECT

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We are delighted to inform that about 60% of the park can now be used after dark.

The areas that are still in darkness are the southern side of the park, which is from the Car Park past the allotments and princess street entrance and to the junction by the second football pitch.

We are working with Cannock Chase Council to fix this and will update you on any updates.

19th October 2018

LIGHTING UPDATE

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The official opening of our park was a success despite the weather. 

 

As officials from Cannock Chase District Council and Staffordshire Council plus other partners and investors arrived in the park, the sight of the new adapted bicycles on their way round the site plus local schools all using the park was very welcoming and proves our park is heart of the community.

The weather held out for the ribbon cutting but then the rain set in but this didn't dampen the opening ceremony.

19th September 2018

WE'RE OFFICIALLY OPEN!

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A group of Volunteers from Friends of Hednesford Park, Womens Institute and our own volunteers joined together to complete our first litter pick around the whole site.   A lost watch and broken scooter was some of the finds of the day and we collected a total of 6 bin bags of rubbish and took just over 2 hours to complete.  The site looked amazing for the opening day all down to the fantastic volunteers today.

We also had a team of gardening enthusiasts from Friends of Hednesford Park tidying the borders round the allotment building which looked brilliant.

19th September 2018

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