Stoneley Park - Shalford Essex 

March 2018

Stoneley Park lies against the B1053 on Whites Hill Shalford being constructed approx.1997 from the closure of the landfill site, it is presently managed by Essex County Council. Shalford residents were encouraged to plant various trees in memory of loved ones to get the area started and gravel pathways added later, the park is open 24/7 to all. Wild life has been encouraged with the scattering of wild seeds and the image from July 2007 show the results with an abundance of flowers everywhere


During the mid 1960’s the area now known as Stoneley Park was a sand extraction site, followed by landfill and then an amenity site that closed in July 2010, methane gas still escapes from the underground levels and a system of pipes extracts the excess which is burned off, the burner being situated in corner of the site

    Stonley Park Shalford     stonleypark03

   Red - Existing Site                                                                     Spring 2007

  Yellow  - Proposed Addition

 Feb 2018

The site has now been released from the environment agency control, with a Wild Life Area being created and new entrance to the whole site. Plans include shallow water areas to encourage all forms of wild life and observation hides for those keen members of the public


2018 Development - Click Image to Expand

Existing trees in the main park are to be coppiced in the future, retaining native species only, to encourage the growth of the ground flora for smaller animals


Shalford Parish Council have reserved funds in place to provide new signage for Stoneley Park, once the new entrance is in place






Wildlife Sites and Ancient Woodland Around Shalford


There are a number of wildlife sites and ancient woodland located either within or on the border of Shalford. [info provided by John Phipps] 

These are shown on the map prepared by Essex Ecology Services Ltd. Wildlife sites - are identified on account of their flora and fauna which are of county or regional wildlife value ..>>Read More<<

Essex Ecology Wildlife Map - Click image to expand




 Friends of Flitch Way

 Is another vauled enterprize nearby ..>>Read More<<