Shenstone Playing Fields were gifted to the residents of Shenstone and the surrounding area by local farmers for the playing of formal and informal games to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
In 1964, Shenstone Playing Fields Management Committee became a registered charity, with the aim of maintaining the playing fields for Shenstone and its neighbourhood.
In 1968 Shenstone Pathfinder football club was formed and along with Shenstone Cricket Club, both clubs used the playing fields as their base, enabling local people to play in competitive teams.
During the 1990’s the decision to site the play area by the village hall so that it could be used alongside an after school facility, resulted in making the cricket pitch too small for adult games, and Shenstone Cricket Club moved to Hammerwich.
Over the last 5 years, with the help of grants from external agencies, improvements to the facilities have included outdoor keep fit equipment and a Multi Use Games Area which can be used for basketball and 5-a-side football. In addition, the recently upgraded play area provides a safe environment for younger children.
The playing fields are managed by a group of volunteers, who are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the fields and are always open to help from volunteers and interested parties. There are regular working parties to plant bulbs, weed the play area and litter-pick.
Please contact Graham Jarvis via the parish office for more information.