Councillor’s Corner No 16

Pitmen supporter and HTFCSA committee member Paul Woodhead was elected as a Cannock Chase District Councillor for Hednesford. You will see him around the ground most match days, usually as Pitman Pete and in the Strikers Bar after the game where you can talk to him about any matters or issues of concern.


In these articles I want to bring the role of the councillor alive to you and ensure I am accountable to you as the elected representative for the ward in which the football club resides. I will highlight some of the things I get involved with and the decisions the council makes on your behalf. I will be available after most home games for a general conversation and we can arrange a private discussion should that be appropriate. Alternatively you can contact me by phone on 07930 120077 or by email

Firstly to wish everyone here at Keys Park a belated Merry Christmas and an anticipatory Happy New Year for 2017. This time of year is quiet in the Council Chamber and indeed Council offices are on limited time over the Festive Period. If you have any issues over the festive period please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself or your local councillor.

In the ward the work continues and we were delighted with the turn out and support for a community litter pick and park tidy at Anglesey Nature Reserve earlier in the month. The community group, Heart of Hednesford included the park in their monthly litter pick event for the 3rd Sunday of every month. There will now be a group established to help keep the paths open and the park tidy for everyone to enjoy. The group will work in partnership with the continued efforts of the District Council Countryside team to manage some of the routine tasks that will ensure the area is maintained and improved in the months and years ahead.

There will be a planned monthly work party and if this is something you can help with a spare couple of hours please get in touch with me.

Please note that there are currently extensive works being undertaken to improve the flow of the brook through the park to aid with flood alleviation for the Herondale area and the drainage from the boggy areas of the Nature Reserve. If you have any questions, please ask.