Derrington Millennium Green is a village community project, financed by voluntary contributions. It is owned and managed by Derrington Millennium Green Trust and is one of 200 greens that were created to celebrate the Millennium in 2000. All the maintenance work is carried out by volunteers.
At a time when local communities were being encouraged to create areas that would be beneficial to people and the environment land became available locally for just such an idea. With the help of Government funding during the ‘Breathing Spaces’ scheme for the new Millennium, and other grants that were available at that time, vigorous fundraising locally, plus lots of hard work, Derrington now has one of the larger Millennium Greens in the country. It has been, and still is, a very rewarding project to be involved in.
Travel along the A518 out of Stafford towards Newport. Turn right to Derrington approximately 3 miles out of Stafford, and travel 1 mile into the village. Turn down St Matthew’s Drive towards St Matthews Church. You will find the Millennium Green at the bottom of the lane that runs adjacent to the church. Duddas Wood is also there. There is a small car park there, and at this entrance wheelchair users can access the Green through a specialised access gate which can be opened using a RADAR key. There are two more access points along The Greenway which runs adjacent to the Green.
Derrington Millennium Green can also be accessed by walking or cycling along the Stafford to Newport cycle route now called The Greenway. This was the old railway line and is now Route 55 of the Sustrans National Cycle Network.