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Catshill Village Meadow

 The George Wagstaff Memorial Meadow

 

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‘A little green oasis for your pleasure

Located in the village of Catshill in North Worcestershire we are 2 miles from Bromsgrove Town Centre and 1 mile for Junction 4 of the M5. The gated entrance is off Meadow Rd Catshill opposite Catshill Middle School.
For decades the community of Catshill and the surrounding parishes have enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the 3½ acres of grassland at the heart of their village.

OPEN SPACE

3 1/2 acres of green open space is free to use by the residents and visitors to the area, along with ample off-road parking available.

 

SPORTS FACILITIES

We have a youth size football pitch that is currently used by 2 local teams and 4 laps of the path will be a nice gentle walk of a mile.

PLAY AREA

We have 2 well maintained, safe, clean and secure play areas, one for toddlers and one a little more challenging for those  a bit more adventurous.

About Catshill Village Meadow

For decades the community of Catshill and the surrounding parishes have enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the 3½ acres of grassland at the heart of their village. Residents have used this ‘oasis’ of green without a second thought as to the history and ownership of the Catshill Village Meadow or how it has managed to remain in its undisturbed condition, despite 35 years of urban development.

As a resident of Catshill please take time to read about the history of the Meadow and the battle to preserve what is “your oasis for your pleasure” .

Few people in the village are aware of their personal ownership of the Meadow. The Meadow is in fact entrusted to the North West Ward Association (NWWA), a charity that brought the land in 1951 and has represented the residents of Catshill ever since.

Funding In 1991 following the death of Nurse Haines, Catshill’s very own District Nurse, her surgery and home ‘The Thatch’ was sold. The proceeds of this sale were directed to the NWWA and enabled the management committee to improve the changing room and car park facilities.

Recent developments have seen the construction of two play areas and a path around the perimeter of the Meadow to allow all residents to enjoy the open space. Many young saplings have been planted and improvements have been made to the changing rooms.

 

The Meadow is now the successful venue for the Catshill Fun Day and the annual bonfire night celebrations and many car boot sales to support local groups.

These funds support the maintenance of facilities and grass cutting.

We are always looking for young and dynamic committee members to help raise additional funds for future investment in your land.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone use the land?

Yes, but we do have 2 local youth football teams that use the pitch during the season.

Can I hire the pavilion facilities for private use?

Yes, contact Ian on 01527 873066 to discuss.

Who owns Catshill Village Meadow?

The Meadow is owned by the residents of Catshill. It is a piece of land that is in Trust and is looked after by an annually elected management committee called the North West Ward Association. 

Can I join the committee?

The current Chairman is Ian Prust, call him on 01527 873066 or email ian.prust@gmail.com

 

What does the committee do?

The committee meet 3 or 4 times a year to discuss progress and make decisions on current work plans and future activities

Where do you get finance from to maintain and improve the site?

We use grants from a wide range of sources to improve the facilities. Companies such as BIFFA and VEOLIA as well as SPORT ENGLAND have provided grants in the past We have also received help from CATSHILL AND NORTH MARLBROOK PARISH COUNCIL, DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLORS AND WEST MERCIA POLICE.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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