Communities and business

We work with local communities and businesses to maximise the opportunities for:

Natural benefits for the community.

The communities that surround the Chase have a strong connection to it, and the area plays a central part in their sense of place and identity.

The Chase serves local communities as a place to take part in recreation, relax and enjoy.  The AONB can help people with particular needs, such as, long-term health and limited access to local greenspace where they live.  More could be achieved through social prescribing by the health and social care services, outdoor or classroom learning by schools and colleges, or vocational and skills development by training providers and businesses.

There are also numerous businesses, both land and recreation based, within the AONB and in the wider local economy that rely on and support the area’s special qualities.  We are actively seeking new opportunities to work with businesses to develop high quality products and services that support the special qualities and the AONB brand.

Love Cannock Chase

We will develop the ‘Love Cannock Chase’ project to promote the ways in which visitors and local businesses can protect and enhance the AONB.

Quality mark for business

We will explore the development of an AONB quality mark for businesses within the AONB and wider local economy that support and help deliver the special qualities of the AONB.