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Studio Way Woodland & Potterswood Park

Last Modified August 25, 2017

The park has recently had a facelift, with two football goal units, a challenging multi-play and a basket swing being installed. It is part of the Studio Way Woodland Trail.

Scene Change at Studio Way

Working with the Countryside Management Service we have successfully secured Heritage Lottery Funding for an exciting project, Scene Change at Studio Way. Plans to bring the history of Studio Way back to life have been drawn up, in consultation with local residents.

Over the last few months the HLF project has been in full swing at Studio Way. Access improvements works have been carried out around the site, making access easier for all, with the removal of old barriers, new tarmac paths from the car park to the play area and to the main path network and resurfaced woodland paths making the whole site more accessible in all weathers. Woodland management has continued this winter with the restoration of old hedgerows, removal of encroaching vegetation and thinning of trees in Potterswood Park.

Volunteers have also been extremely busy at Studio Way carrying out a wide range of tasks including thinning and coppicing (cutting material to ground level to allow it to regrow) to improve the structure of the woodland, planting replacement oak trees and planting new trees to restore the hedgerow. The volunteers will be back in the spring to install the new signage.

The project is due to be completed by summer 2017 and a celebration event will be held.







Green Space Action Plan for the Studio Way Woodland Trail and Potterswood Park

A Green Space Action Plan (GAP) has been produced by Countryside Management Service in conjunction with Hertsmere to outline the future management of the woodland trail for the next five years (2014 to 2019).

The plan includes the management and removal of mature poplar trees and maintenance of existing and recently planted woodland. There will also be improvements to ensure visitor access and experience is of a high standard.

For further details please see the Green Space Action Plan.

This year's phase of poplar removal, several of which were dead or dying, to allow for natural woodland regeneration was carried out in February to the rear of Bray Close, Danziger Way, Neagle Close and Wilcox Close.  Next year, further trees will be removed to the rear of Danziger Way and Wilcox Close as identified in the Action Plan.

Where can I find it?

Off Denham Way
Potterswood Park

What does it offer?

  • Children's play area - for children up to age eight
  • Football goal units
  • Footpath - lit
  • Litter bins
  • Meadow areas
  • Open grassland
  • Picnic area
  • Seating
  • Tree planting
  • Woodland

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