Planting day signals end to park works


    Local people and community groups are being given the chance to play a part in the refurbishment of a park in Stafford.

    Stafford Borough Council is organising a Community Planting Day to mark work on the revamp of the town’s Charnley Road park coming to completion.

    A new playground for toddlers and young children, skate park, outdoor gym and picnic area are part of the £400,000 scheme which is expected to be completed in November.

    Now the council want local families, groups and organisations to join them on Saturday 16 November to help plant seeds for flowers and trees to enhance the landscaping around the park.

    Councillor Carolyn Trowbridge, Cabinet Member for Leisure said it was a great opportunity for local people to play a part in transforming the park.

    The designs for the area were put together following a consultation last year which included online feedback and drop in sessions where local people had the chance to speak to the team behind the scheme.

    Councillor Trowbridge said: “We listened to the community about what they wanted to see in Charnley Road - and it is great to hear that work is progressing well to deliver that vision and produce a fantastic park we can all be proud of.

    “I am sure people will now be looking forward to enjoying and using the facilities in this park and I would urge them to come along on Saturday 16 November to put a little bit of themselves into the area by helping to enhance the landscape.”  

    The Community Planting Day will take place on Saturday 16 November between 10am and 2pm and anyone interested in attending can contact Tony Dale or 07800 619886

    For more information go to

    Press Release No 5559

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