LR Peterlee Town Council Winter 2020 - Flipbook - Page 4
A spotlight on Woodhouse Park
Located in between St Bede’s
Comprehensive School and Howletch Lane
Primary School, Woodhouse Park is a large
public open space of about 12 acres (that’s
equivalent to almost 200 tennis courts!)
situated o Balliol Close in Peterlee, SR8
The park has ample free public parking,
public toilets and picnic facilies as well as
play facilies for children and the youngat-heart to enjoy. The park was created by
Peterlee Town Council in 1998 to mark the
50th Anniversary of the designaon of the
Woodhouse Park oers many aracons
including green open spaces, a number of
dierent play areas aimed at dierent ages
and including wheelchair-friendly
accessible play equipment, a pump bike
track (for all ages!), skate park, parkour
facility, a mul-use sports facility plus a
fantasc community garden.
There are 4 pedestrian entrance gates to
the park, situated at Cheviot Place and
Burnhope Way, and the main entrance o
Woodhouse Park is not only a
meeng place for the local human
community, but also a wildlife
hangout spot too! When you visit
the park you are likely to be mixing
with a range of local animal visitors.
Not only our friendly canine
regulars, but a wide range of nave,
squirrels, the odd cat and our very
own hedgehog mascot. And, of
course, our resident hedgehog just
had to be named ‘Woody’!
Hedgehogs are fascinang creatures.
With their long snuing noses,
spikey coat, the way they waddle
about but can put on a sudden sprint
if they see something interesng or
threatening, hedgehogs are one of
the UK’s favourite mammals.
Balliol Close which also has the parks only
vehicle entrance and car park.
The Town Council has a Parks Team based
at Woodhouse Park and you will oen see
them in and around the park or the
Council premises and greenhouses near
the main entrance.
It is a wonderful Park in which to spend
some me enjoying the facilies and open
air, on your own, with friends and family
young or old, or walking the dog (dogs
must be kept on a lead at all mes please).
The Town Council has invested around
£200,000 in new play facilies and other
improvements in the park in the last 12
months and has received lots of posive
feedback about the improvements that
have been made in the park.
Peterlee Town Council aims to connue to
improve the use and enjoyment of
Woodhouse Park for the enre community
and works closely with local residents and
other community groups. If you would like
to get involved in the park by volunteering
Woody has asked us to pass on a few requests
to our readers:
• Be careful not to crush me in the evening on
the roads, my lile paws do not allow me to run
• If you see me in your garden put me down
chicken avoured cat food and fresh water
only, never milk as it gives me an upset tummy.
• Don't put pescides on your lawn and when
you mow the lawn on the sunny days in
autumn and winter please be careful in shady
corners and around plants and shrubs in order
not to cut me with your mower.
If you come across a hedgehog that you think is
in distress or needs help then please ring Susan
from It’s a Wildlife Charity at Peterlee Wildlife
Rescue Centre on 07783 750005.
Did you know?
The name Woodhouse Park
was chosen in recognion of the
lengthy service to Peterlee by the
Reverend Canon Keith Woodhouse,
who was a Vicar to St. Cuthbert’s
Church in the town.
to help in the community garden, lier
picking or any other acvies then please
contact the Town Council on 0191 586
2491 or email email@example.com
and someone will get in touch with more