Hounslow Council Wants Your Views On Local Parks And Open Spaces
Drawing up a new strategy for the borough
Hounslow Council has introduced a consultation on Green Spaces in the borough in advance of drawing up its Open Space strategy.
The council has commissioned management consultancy Knight, Kavanagh & Page (KKP) to carry out an open space assessment in the area, which will result in the production of borough- wide Open Space strategy.
The council would like to know your views on the type, amount, quality and access to green spaces. This looks at:
-Local park or gardens: often well designed sites of high quality with
opportunities for informal recreation and community events
This survey forms part of an Open Space Study which will help to examine the quantity, quality and accessibility to different types of public green space. It will serve as a key evidence base that will inform future strategic planning and decision-making processes.
It asks what types of green space do you visit and why; what transport do you use to get there and how long will you travel; what do you think of the availability and quality of green space and how to improve it. There is a free flow comment box.
The Council says that high quality, connected green spaces such as parks, play spaces and other public open green spaces are important for people’s health and wellbeing, wildlife and supporting the local economy.
A separate consultation for children is also available so that they can give their views on play areas and nature spots.
The deadline is July 30th.
July 11, 2018