The Cannock Chase AONB Partnership is calling on local communities and visitors to help care for Cannock Chase by following a new Code.

Cannock Chase is one of England’s finest landscapes – a beautiful yet fragile place with rare wildlife and important cultural heritage.  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) status ensures this outstanding landscape has the highest level of protection to conserve and enhance it for the nation and for present and future generations to enjoy.

The AONB Partnership worked with the Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Partnership, public and charitable landowners and the emergency services to create the Cannock Chase code.

The code features 12 simple ways that visitors and residents can help care for Cannock Chase.

The organisations backing the Cannock Chase code include the AONB Partnership, SAC Partnership, Cannock Chase Council, Forestry England, Lichfield District Council, West Midlands Ambulance Service, National Trust, South Staffordshire Council, Stafford Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

Frances Beatty, Chair of the AONB Joint Committee commented: “By following the Cannock Chase code we can all help to keep this wonderful place special.  Everyone can make a difference”.

The code can be downloaded from the Cannock Chase website.