Hounslow Council is seeking the views of residents to enhance parks and green spaces across the borough. The consultation is currently live and will close on Monday 30 July.
Published: Tuesday, 24th July 2018
Public green spaces provide opportunities for sport and recreation, socialising, tourism and wildlife, making an important contribution to the health and well-being of communities and the environment. Hounslow is home to a variety of public green spaces from Stanley Road allotments, to small local play areas and larger parks such as Hanworth Park.
Residents’ views will ensure that there is adequate provision of accessible, high quality green spaces that meet the needs of local communities and people who work in or visit the borough.
Feedback is sought on areas including:
- Local parks or gardens: Informal recreation and community events
- Nature reserve, common or woodland: Areas intended for wildlife conservation, biodiversity and environmental education and awareness
- Play areas for young children: Areas designed for play and social interaction
- Teenage provision: Play facilities aimed at older children such multi-use games areas, skateboard areas and BMX tracks
- Allotments and community schemes: Opportunities for people to grow their own produce as part of the long-term promotion of sustainability, health and social inclusion.
The consultation forms part of an Open Space Study which will help to examine the quantity, quality and accessibility to a variety of public green spaces. It will inform future strategic planning and decision-making processes, helping to form both the new Local Plan and an up-to-date strategy for public green spaces.
Cllr Sue Sampson, Cabinet member for Leisure Services, Hounslow Council said: “Our priority is to ensure residents continue to enjoy high quality, well connected parks and open spaces, especially in the summer months. I encourage all residents to have their say and help shape the future of Hounslow’s green spaces.”
The consultation, which will run until Monday 30 July, is available online. A separate survey is also available for children to complete so they can also give their thoughts on parks, green spaces and play provision.