Bramshall Road Park - Green Flag Award Winning Park 2011
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Location – Uttoxeter
Address – Bramshall Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 7PF
Facilities – Parking, play area, bowls, tennis courts, skate park, multi use games area, football, benches, dogs allowed on main field, disabled access, toilets, and open all year.
On the 11th July 1921 an area of land covering just over 12 acres which stretched from Bramshall Road to the North Staffordshire Railway Line was bought by Mr Charles Henry Elkes for £999 which he asked the town to accept as a recreation ground. Then a successful local businessman, he stated how few opportunities there had been for boys of his generation to use recreation facilities. Two years later on August 7th 1923 the land was vested in the Uttoxeter Urban District Council on the understanding that it be used for a public recreation ground and be supported, improved and maintained as such.
Bramshall Road Park situated on the western edge of Uttoxeter is the principal town park and retains much of its original 1920’s layout. The park now consists of open grassland, skate-park, tennis courts, newly installed junior football pitch, bowls green and a very popular play area and picnic area. Bramshall Road Park links into Oldfield’s Park and Hockley Road which contains features such as Picknall Brook where you can often see kingfishers darting backwards and forwards and many wild flowers, a small areas of woodland planting, and rugby pitches.
The principal entrance to Bramshall Road Park can be accessed from Bramshall Road, where there is ample car parking and toilets including a radar key operated disabled toilet.
The linear nature of the park with a well developed path network, provides well for those wanting a reasonably long but leisurely walk. The different sections of the park maintain interest for those wishing to explore.
Uttoxeter Lions organise the annual 'Lark in Park' event which, through traditional spectaculars such as dare devils and strong men, attracts over 1000 people to the park during the August Bank Holiday. The Lions also organise the annual bonfire and fireworks night which attracts similar numbers. The park is also the venue and starting point for the annual Uttoxeter Cross Country Races.
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There are further access points by parking at Oldfield’s Park.
Bowling Green - This facility is maintained by the Borough Council and used by the Jubilee Bowls Club.
A focal point seating area exists just beyond the main car park.
Tennis Courts - The tennis courts have recently been refurbished and are in good order.
Play Area – A new play area was installed in 2009 and proves very popular.
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)
Picknal Brook – The old paddling pool. Once part of a larger swimming pool created by damming the brook the old paddling pool still forms a conspicuous section of the river channel. Its design is still clearly visible and though deteriorating its structure is largely intact.
Wildlife – Among the many species of wildlife making the park and Picknall Brook their home are water voles and Kingfishers.
Dog Walking – Many people bring their dogs to Bramshall Road Park for exercise.
Maintenance - The Landscape Group are responsible for looking after the maintenance of the park with an onsite permanent member of staff present.
Access for All – Bramshall Road Park has tarmac paths leading all around the grounds, with benches placed at regular intervals and disabled toilets operated via a radar key.
Events – East Staffordshire Borough Council along with Uttoxeter Lions present ‘Lark in the Park’ an annual free family fun day with stalls, entertainment, refreshments and much more.
Health Walks - East Staffordshire Borough Council's Sports Development Team hold regular health walks around the park.
Love Parks Week – As part of ‘Love Parks Week’ East Staffordshire Borough Council had events happening between 21st -29th July 2012– watch out for events happening on your local park as part of ‘Love Parks Week’
Fishing – Picknall Brook provides many hours of enjoyment for parents as well as their children with fishing nets.
Car Parking – is available at Bramshall Road entrance and Oldfield’s.
Car Park opening times:
British Summer Time 8.00am - 9.00pm
British Winter Time 8.00am - 5.00pm
Refreshments – There are numerous pubs in Uttoxeter serving food, also several cafés and various takeaways in the town centre.
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