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Westbridge Park facilities survey closes soon

There are only a few days left for people to have a say on ideas for recreational activities and leisure facilities for Stone’s Westbridge Park.

Nearly 1000 responses have already been received over the last few weeks which will help shape plans for the town’s Westbridge Park in Stone.

A multi-use games area, skate-park and new play equipment have previously been earmarked as part of a multi-million-pound leisure offering for the town.

Information can be found at and there is still time for everyone to have their say with the closing date of Friday 16th March 2018.

Stafford Borough Council is carrying out a series of consultations with, among others, residents, schools, community groups and local councillors. This has included online surveys, workshops and drop-in sessions.

The council received feedback last year from a number of youngsters about their expectations for a play park which helped form the wider consultation programme.

Work got underway last month on a new leisure centre featuring a 25-metre, six-lane swimming pool, alongside a gym and fitness studios. The new leisure centre will replace the outdated blue building currently on the Westbridge Park site.

Councillor Mike Smith, Cabinet Member for Leisure, at the council, said:

“There is still time for people to have an input into this first phase of consultation. We want those in the community to help us shape the future of facilities and activities in the town so I’d urge people not to miss out.

“And of course we are particularly keen to hear the views of young people whose responses will drive the types of facilities to be provided.”


Concept proposals will be drawn up based on feedback from the first phase of consultation – with residents and organisations having the opportunity to comment on them before plans are put forward.

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