November News – Cannock Chase – A sense of Place

We are pleased to add the Cannock Chase Sense of Place logo to our website as along with our CFR colleagues in Rugeley and Cannock, our Penkridge team also respond to emergency calls within the Cannock Chase AONB.

Cannock Chase is a beautiful wilderness in the heart of the busy West Midlands, and one of Staffordshire’s most
visited and loved places.
So familiar to those who live and work here, it is easy to take it for granted. Yet it is a precious and fragile resource
that needs looking after, so that we can all continue to benefit from it environmentally, economically and socially.

We have also helped install 24/7 public accessible heart defibrillators within the area at Huntington Parish Centre and outside Fallow Forest Garden Centre & Café (Broadhurst Green). There are also heart defibrillators at the visitor centres.  Cyclists and other users might want to investigate the “What3Words” app as in case of an accident, this may help ambulance crews find you more easily.

Having witnessed the aftermath of a number of collisions between vehicles and deer on Cannock Chase, a reminder that there is a recommended 40mph maximum speed limit on Cannock Chase. Even this may be too fast as the deer are well camouflaged and may suddenly appear and run across the road giving you very little chance to react. Not only does this result in the death and injury of the deer but causes a surprising amount of damage to vehicles involved as well as possible trauma and shock for drivers and passengers. Be deer aware!

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