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Change of owners for Chasewater Country Park

Change of owners for Chasewater Country Park

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Staffordshire County Council took over the running of Chasewater Country Park near Burntwood from Lichfield District Council on Tuesday April 1st.
Bosses say that a raft of improvements is planned for the site but no details yet of exactly what they will be.
Access and parking, especially on the Burntwood side needs looking at, and the Brownhills side is none too clever either when the sun shines! Parking areas are soon filled so cars are parked on the road, leaving a single lane for traffic to get in and out, plus pedestrians, some of whom like to walk on the road, and it’s also very difficult for cyclists.
Among the planned improvements is a shuttle bus to take families to the park during the school holidays and for special family-friendly events in the summer.
We wish Staffordshire County Council all the best on improving an already excellent facility.

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Lichfield News – More cattle to graze on SSSI

Lichfield News

More cattle to graze on SSSI

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This August more cattle are being introduced to Chasewater Country Park to protect the heathland habitat.

To keep the precious heathland habitat under control, Lichfield District Council uses cattle to graze on areas of Chasewater Country Park. Using cattle means the council does not need to manually remove tree shoots and scrub, as the animals do the job naturally.

This summer, due to the benefits of grazing, the council has noticed a big increase in the amount of wildflowers growing on the heathland. To extend this good work, six extra animals are being introduced to the site this summer.

They will join the existing herd of three cattle in gently grazing the land. This should mean that even more wildflowers grow on the land, which is good news for biodiversity as the flowers encourage more animals to the site.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, said: “Our countryside team has been working hard to bring back grazing to Chasewater Country Park, and after successfully introducing cattle to the park some years ago, we’re all delighted that wildflowers are now thriving, and welcome the new herd of cattle to the country park.”

Four of the cattle will get to work this August on Anglesely Basin, and two more will join the existing herd of three that are grazing on Chasewater’s North Shore.

“Although the cattle are friendly, we are asking all visitors to Chasewater not to approach them and to keep their dogs under control at all times,” added Cllr Pritchard.

GroupSome similar cattle grazing on Hednesford Hills

Chasewater Transport Show 2012

Back again at Chasewater – the outstanding

Chasewater Transport Show

Chasewater Transport Show

The annual Chasewater Transport Show has quickly become a very successful and popular outdoor transport show attracting over 6000 visitors.

Now in its 4th year it will be taking place on April 15th 2012. This event will display hundreds of classic, vintage and modern vehicles of all shapes and sizes, ranging from huge commercial vehicles and coaches to motorbikes, military, steam and many more.

Chasewater also features spectacular arena events, traditional family entertainment and a live music stage.

Our chosen primary charity for 2012 is Help for Heroes.

This event has been instrumental in raising thousands of pounds for local and national charities including the Midlands Air Ambulance, Guide Dogs for the Blind, along with local schools and community groups.

The show is held in the stunning surroundings of Chasewater Country Park in the West Midlands ‘An area of outstanding natural beauty’.

The 2011 event was extremely popular and entries are already flooding in. Space within the park is restricted; it is therefore advisable to submit your entry early to avoid disappointment.

Entry forms and general information can be found on the website www.chasewatertransportshow.com or by calling the organisers on 01543 500926.

Winter Meet & Road Run

Winter Meet & Road Run

In aid of the Air AmbulanceSunday November 21st

Dobbies Garden Centre, on the A5 at Gailey

Road run leaves at 12.30 and will head for Chasewater Country Park on the A5 at Brownhills.

Refreshments will be available at Chasewater Heritage Railway.

No forms or passes needed, just call Helen Tindill (to let us know you are coming) on 01543 500926 or 07769 288708

Or David Pearce on 01785 712693

2010 Chasewater and Chuff Road Run

2010 Chasewater and Chuff Road Run

For the fourth year, Chasewater saw the older vehicles doing their tour of the local district.

What makes it so enjoyable is hearing just about everyone saying that they either had owned one of the models or knew someone who had.   It’s certainly a great pleasure to see the type of car or commercial vehicle that we drove when we first passed our Driving Test still on the road!

Long may it continue!

More pictures on the flickr link

Please don’t forget David Pearce’s next day out: