11 Hawks Green District Centre,
Heath Way, Heath Hayes, WS12 3XP

In 2018 the Parish Council was granted a 100-year lease from Cannock Chase District Council on a small wooded area to the east of John Street and Wimblebury Road, known locally as Cannel Mount, formally No.6 mine in 1866 to 1874.


The Council maintain the area and have develop the site as a community asset and a public open space. During the past year various trees have had to be felled due to their poor condition and their safety. The Parish Council have a five-year plan in place to maintain further dangerous trees.


The Parish Council have installed a new sign and commissioned a local Community Artist/Sculptor Robot Cossey to carve five woodland animals into trees that required felling due to their poor condition.  Two benches have been installed so local residents may sit and enjoy the Mount, Two litter bins and poo bag dispenser have been installed to help keep the area clear of litter and mess, the Parish Council handyman empties the bins fortnightly, we encourage all residents to use the facilities installed and respect them accordingly.


Kingsmead School’s attended Cannel Mount during the school’s activity week, students worked hard clearing the area of bramble, portable toilets were installed for their convenience, in school students made some beautiful fairy doors, ready for the new fairy garden.  In the spring of 2022 the new Fairy Garden was opened.


The District Council liked how the area had been maintained by the Parish Council and decided to use the facilities in a new app that the district had been working on called Cannock Chase Can.

The wellness app may be download for free by visiting Google Play and the App Store.  On the app you can follow the short trail round Cannel Mount,  follow the route which incorporates the 5 wooden animal sculptures within the woodland setting.   Scan the 6 QR codes in order to bring the animals to life QR codes which have been assigned to each animal.  You can sing, dance, listen and explore the woods and meet the woodland animals!

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