Advantage tennis as Hednesford Park nets grant

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Council parks bosses at Cannock Chase will be hoping for the inspiration of more British success at Wimbledon after refurbishing eight tennis courts as part of a £2million major transformation of Hednesford Park.

Cannock Chase Council (CCC) won a total grant of £2.273million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund through the Parks for People programme to extend the pavilion, install a state-of-the-art skate park, improve accessibility, enhance conservation areas and restore railings, gates and pillars in both the core play area and at the park’s war memorial.

CCC appointed Ashbourne contractor PM Harris and sports fencing specialist Zaun from Wolverhampton to refurbish four full-size courts and four junior tennis courts as part of the 2019 Hednesford Park master plan since the council stopped charging for the use of the courts as part of its health agenda.

Zaun manufactured, supplied and installed its Duo8 Advantage Tennis fencing in classic moss green and powder coated the gates in a distinctive red specified by the council.

The relationship with Zaun dates back eight years when Zaun first enclosed two courts and provided railings. The two have since worked together on other Cannock Chase sites.

Hednesford Park began as the larger of two pools when Queen Elizabeth I granted a lease in 1588 to Sir Gilbert Wakering for two coal mines and for ‘Hednesford Poole and the Newe Poole’.

Hednesford Park was formally opened in May 1931 in the presence of over 1000 people after a £15,000 project funded by a coal levy to provide a pavilion, two bowling greens, eight hard tennis courts, putting greens and a cricket pitch.

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About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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