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Welcome to Cannock Wood

The annual governance and audit return for 2018/2019 is now available and there is an accompanying notice about the exercise of public rights:

Cannock Wood Parish Council Councillors for 2019-2023:
  • Councillor Mrs Patricia Ansell
  • Councillor Ian Bamford
  • Councillor Frans Frison
  • Councillor Mrs Avril Green
  • Councillor Mrs Sue Janes
  • Councillor Richard Poynton
  • Councillor Kevin Salter

Acts of anti-social behaviour need to be reported, such as drugs or illegal riding of motor bikes etc. Can all visitors to Castle Ring who see vandalism, littering or any other acts of anti-social behaviour please report the incidents to 101 and request an incident number?
Thank you

Cannock Wood Parish Council is in discussions regarding a Neighbourhood Plan for Cannock Wood. For this the Council needs a Steering Group, in other words WE NEED YOU. If you are interested p,lease contact the Parish Clerk Rebecca Mason -

If you would like information on what a 'Neighbourhood Plan' is then please click on the link below:


Welcome to Cannock Wood
Welcome to Cannock Wood

Cannock Wood is a village and civil parish in the Cannock Chase District of Staffordshire, England. It is situated within the triangle of Cannock, Rugeley and Lichfield just to the north of the conurbation of Burntwood. It is approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of Birmingham city centre and has a population of 1,052.

Cannock Wood makes up part of Cannock Chase lying at the south eastern corner of the Chase. Cannock Chase is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cannock Wood is the only village that is completely within the boundaries of the AONB.

Nunswell Park
Nunswell Park

Cannock Wood is a mainly residential area interspersed with open areas including various parks and public footpaths through the local countryside. The village hosts tourist attractions including Castle Ring - an ancient fort, and Nun's Well. Cannock Wood also hosts several pubs, The Park Gate, The Rag and The Redmore. There is also a village hall which hosts many active village organisations, a children's play area, a cricket club, a football pitch and a hairdressers.

Redmore Inn
Redmore Inn

Gentleshaw, the adjacent village separated from Cannock Wood merely by the width of a road, has a primary school where most of the children in Cannock Wood and neighbouring places such as Hazelslade, Prospect Village, Gentleshaw and even some from the nearby town of Burntwood aged between 4 and 11 attend.

Also situated in Gentleshaw, but again only separated from Cannock Wood by the width of a road, is Christ Church, Gentleshaw which serves both villages. Cannock Wood has a small general store which has previously closed twice due to lack of support. It re-opened for business for the third time on Tuesday 28 August 2007. As of July 2008, the store is currently open for a limited period each day after a lack of financial support forced it to reduce daily opening hours.

The Rag Public House
The Rag Public House

The village is served by bus number 62 on the Cannock - Hednesford - Prospect Village - Burntwood - Lichfield route and details of the timetables are elsewhere on these pages.

Cannock Wood, through Cannock Chase Council is twinned with Datteln in Germany and Western Springs in Illinois, United States.

Some people see Cannock Wood as a suburb of Burntwood but the village is just under 1 mile north of Burntwood but well separated by the open space of Gentleshaw Common and many fields. Other people think of it as an area in the town of Rugeley, because most addresses in Cannock Wood have a Rugeley postal code. However, it is a separate village and is not an area in either of these towns.

Park Gate Inn
Park Gate Inn

Cannock Wood is well placed for visitors to the area with the nearby towns of Cannock, Lichfield and Rugeley offering accommodation as well as some more local establishments. The village is easily accessible by road with many major routes within easy reach and the local bus and train services have improved a lot recently. The surrounding area also has many places of interest worth visiting such as the Chase itself with its Visitor Centre at Marquis Drive, Shugborough with its house and farm, Tamworth Castle & Snowdome, Drayton Manor Park and Chasewater Leisure Park and Railway to name but a few. Information on other local attractions is easily available.

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