About Pointon Park

The John Pointon Sports and Recreation Facility was officially opened on Sunday August 11th 2013 and families from the village and wider community were invited to help celebrate the momentous occasion. The event was an overwhelming success and over one thousand residents enjoyed the various areas of entertainment throughout the day!

The multi-million pound facility, which forms part of a wider development including a new access road to the factory and restoration of a stone dwelling called ‘Windy Arbour’ for the Cheddleton and Wetley Rocks First Responders, has been built on the former Beresford Bus Depot on the A520 Cheadle Road.

 

 

History of the Site

THE former bus depot has been in the ownership of the family for over 20 years.
The 10 acre site remained dormant until approximately eight years ago when initial discussions began to transform the site into a facility that the entire community could enjoy.
There then followed numerous discussions and public consultations involving the residents of Cheddleton and Wetley Rocks in order to establish the most appropriate facilities which meet the needs of all generations in the community.
Various sports bodies and community groups have also provided expertise in the design such as the Football Association, Sport England and Staffordshire Moorland Community and Voluntary Services.
Their input has been vital to ensure that the facility being delivered provides a long lasting legacy befitting the remarkable life of John Pointon and also for future generations to come.
Although John Pointon and Sons have financed the construction of the facility, the ownership and management of the site will be managed by a dedicated Charitable Company consisting of local residents and representatives from local sports groups.
The Charitable Company will also receive a substantial donation from John Pointon and Sons which will secure the future of the site during its infancy.