In September we started a QE11 playing fieldjoint project with Cainscross Parish Coucil at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field in Dudbridge, Stroud funded by the Postcode Local Trust. The field, formerly known as Cope-Chat Playing Field, was a disused sports ground owned by a local company Copeland Chatterson. However, by the end of the 1990s the field had fallen into disuse. It was transferred to the Parish Council in 2011 and in 2012 it was granted Queen Elizabeth II status as part of a nationwide scheme dedicating 2012 playing fields across the country and protecting them in perpetuity. 

Last year the Parish Council asked residents how they would like to develop their field and the results came back that they would like to improve the area for both people and wildlife. Stroud Valleys Project is co-ordinating the work, which will mainly be carried out by local people and our volunteers. This autumn we have started work creating a wildflower bank and improving the pond area (including a dipping platform). Other jobs for the future will include installing seating, carrying out woodland improvement work, making bird & bat boxes and putting in some interpretation boards The weekly volunteer working group meets on a Tuesday, so if you have some spare time then why not come along and join us? Volunteering is a brilliant way of not only practically helping the environment but also helping keep you fit, reducing your stress levels and bringing people together. If you like the idea of taking part but are not available during the week we will be planning some weekend events and also starting a Friends of Queen Elizabeth II Field group. If you would like to volunteer, or for any more information, please contact Tamsin at Stroud Valleys Project :  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01453 753358.

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Cainscross PC

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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