What would you like to see at Cannock stadium site?
Published on Wednesday 17th October 2012
We want to hear your views on what leisure and recreation facilities you would like to see at the former Cannock Stadium site.
In May the stadium site was removed from the list of land available for housing development and retained as public open space for leisure and recreation. The Council will now be developing the site as a community sport and recreation hub.
The first stage of this project is to capture what local people would like to see at the site and a major consultation has now been launched, which ends on Friday 30th November. Sports clubs, businesses, community groups and stakeholders will be contacted directly, as will people who live near to the stadium site.
Paper copies of the questionnaire will also be available at the Council's Civic Centre reception in Cannock and area offices at Rugeley and Hednesford. Residents can also call the Council on 01543 462621 to request a paper copy.
Cllr George Adamson, Cannock Chase Council Leader, said: "We want to make the community sport and recreation hub a major part of the London 2012 legacy for Cannock Chase District. The first stage of this exciting project is to ask local people what they would like to see there. It's a large site with a number of potential uses so I urge everyone to get involved to make sure our plans will reflect what is needed and meet the needs of the District as a whole."
Cllr Christine Mitchell, Cannock Chase Council Culture and Sport Portfolio Holder, added: "Encouraging active and healthy lifestyles is a priority for us and we want to provide opportunities for residents to enjoy a range of sports and leisure activities on this site. We have a wonderful opportunity to create a sport and recreation hub that will benefit the whole community so I appeal to everyone to get involved in the consultation."
The consultation closes on Friday 30th November. The results and all of the feedback will be used by Cabinet Members to produce a number of design options for the site.
Picture: Cllr Christine Mitchell and Cllr George Adamson at the site of the planned community sport and recreation hub