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Proposed wildflower area for Stanley Village

Proposed location of the wildflower area at the Stanley Village Recreation Ground

The Council has agreed to support a local ‘friends of’ group to establish a wildflower area at the Stanley Village Recreation Ground. The proposed layout and location is shown on the attached plan.

It is proposed that the grass be left uncut for the coming year to see what naturally establishes itself and more advice and guidance will be sought from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, who have been working with us on the Fallow Field project at Stanley Common.

Anyone that wants to get involved with the project is encouraged to get in touch with Len Shorthouse who is leading on the creation of the volunteer group. See our facebook page to get in touch with him.

proposed improvement plan

Consultation – Fallow Field, Stanley Common

The Council is proposing works to enhance the wildflower meadow at Stanley Common affectionately known as the Fallow Field but officially known as the Smalley Common Recreation Ground.

This site has been designated as a local wildlife site and is one of only a small number of wildflower grassland meadows left in Derbyshire. As custodians of the Site the Parish Council has consulted residents over the years about what to do with the site and we are now putting forward our plans for your comments. We are also looking for volunteers to set up a ‘Friends of’ group which will help the Council to raise grant funding to support the enhancement project and help to maintain the site going forward.

Please review the documents attached below and let us know your thoughts. You can contact us through the Clerk’s email –

Parks for All! New, inclusive roundabout installed

In February this year Stanley and Stanley Common Parish Council were successful in obtaining an Awards for All grant of £9,218.20 from the National Lottery Community Fund.

The money was used to purchase and install a new roundabout for the Stanley Common Recreation Ground Play Area following a request from a local resident to provide more inclusive equipment so that their disabled child could access play with their friends.

Recently opened, the new roundabout can be used by all children, providing the ability to roll on and off with a wheelchair, ensuring maximum fun for all.

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