The Wentlows Open Space Improvement Project

Thanks to a successful partnership funding bid, work has been completed on a new play area in Upper Tean.

Development of the new play area, at land off Wentlows Road, is a partnership between Checkley Parish Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council in response to feedback from local residents.

Funding has come from the development of Douval Works in Tean and a further £30,000 from a bid to the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.

Sutcliffe Play Ltd were selected to supply and install the new equipment.

For full design – CLICK HERE


Before September 2017

During September 2017


The Wentlows Project 

10th February 2016 – Initial meeting with the team at SMDC who are going to help us obtain the S106 funding and hopefully other grants.

24th February 2016 – Wentlows Improvement questionnaire live.

28th April 2016 – Catch up meeting with SMDC team.

3rd June 2016 – Funding bid submitted to Tesco’s – Unfortunately our bid was unsuccessful.

July 2016 – Application submitted for Veolia UK for a grant

October 2016 – Another bid submitted to Tesco

December 2016 – Bid or Veolia UK grant was unfortunately unsuccessful.

December 2016 – Our project has been shortlisted for the public vote in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

January 2017

2nd January – Tesco Bags of Help VOTING STARTS     Image result for tesco bags of help

Get your blue tokens in your local store.


28th January – VOTING CLOSED                    Image result for thank you for voting


11th September – WORK STARTS!!!!!

Can you help?

We would like you to tell us how you think the recreation ground could be improved.  This improvements are in addition to the football pitch already at the ground.

Please download and complete our questionnaire.

Wentlows Improvement Questionnaire

Please submit your completed form by 1st April 2016:     Image result for closed

via email

drop off at Smytheman Architectual Services, Great Wood Community Hall or 3 Redhill Drive, Tean.

We are no longer taking in completed forms, thank you to you all that took the time to fill this is and return it to us.