Cllr Victoria Wilson at Chasewater
Cllr Victoria Wilson at Chasewater

Improvements at Chasewater Country Park are among an £18million investment plan for green spaces across Staffordshire.

Staffordshire County Council said the works over the coming years would include changes to the south shore area and enhancements for the innovation centre.

It comes after country parks across the county saw an increase in visitors following the pandemic.

Cllr Victoria Wilson, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities and culture, said:

“In recent years there has been a rediscovery and renewed appreciation of our green spaces, which has seen more and more people using them.

“In Staffordshire the council invests millions of pounds on roads, schools, business parks and internet provision to support residents by helping our economy, but we also want to keep investing in the county as a place to live in and enjoy here and now.”

Cllr Victoria Wilson

Other plans across Staffordshire include improved facilities on Cannock Chase and enhancing the Staffordshire Way.

Cllr Wilson added:

“Each of these projects is an important flagship project in its own right so we will be researching and developing each one carefully. This will include making sure these projects are inclusive and accessible for visitors.

“We will be working closely with partners and we will be involving the public as we develop specific plans. We will be beginning by asking the views of residents, businesses, visitors and other interested groups later this year.”

Cllr Victoria Wilson

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.

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3 days ago

How about some decent toilets not just at Innovation Centre too

George Williams
2 days ago

Why not make Chasewater a top class angling venue?

2 days ago

Probably the first time a county cabinet councillor has stepped foot in Burntwood.

Ian Thomson
2 days ago

Inland beach at the train station end ..enough gravel/ sand in cannock area to accomplish this .Activity centre for outdoor pursuits..and charge Entry fee for walkers and cyclists too

Cllr Paul Taylor
2 days ago

I hope the “working closely with partners” goes better than it did for this announcement, seeing as no Burntwood Councillors, especially the Chasetown Councillors in whose ward Chasewater is, knew anything about this investment until reading here in Lichfield Live.