Recreation & Local Environment
Walks around Great Alne:
If you are interested in walks around Warwickshire, in particular in and around Great Alne then take a look at the following website: Walking In Warwickshire
Great Alne Conservation Area:
On the 26th November 1969 Warwickshire County Council formally designated an area within Great Alne as a Conservation Area, in accordance with Section 1 of the Civic Amenities Act 1967. The Conservation Area includes most of the village east of the Memorial Hall and has within its curtlage twelve listed buildings of local architectural and historical value. The boundary of the Conservation Area was last reveiwed in 1996 when a number of changes were made, including an extension to envelope Coffee Pot Wood.
A conservation area is defined as "an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which is desirable to preserve or enhance" Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
If you live, work or own property within a Conservation Area certain responsibilities are placed on both you and the District Council to preserve or enhance the special character and appearance. More information about how the conservation area may affect you can be viewed on Stratford District Councils website: www.stratford.dc.gov.uk
Coffee Pot Wood:
This area of woodland that lies east of Pelham Lane, next to the old station, was bought by the residents of Great Alne in the 1990's and given to the Woodland Trust. The wood was named after the small steam engine that ran through Great Alne which was affectionately known as the 'Coffee Pot'. It was the children at the Primary School who gave the wood its name.
Located on the small triangle of ground at the entrance to the Maudslay site on Park Lane, this particular Jubilee Oak was planted to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. We now have another tree celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, planted in October 2012 in front of the Memorial Hall.