Have your say on parks and open spaces in Broxtowe

Have your say on parks and open spaces in Broxtowe

05/07/2022 - Broxtowe residents are being encouraged to have their say on parks and open spaces across Broxtowe as part of our 2022 parks survey.

Hemlock Stone from Bramcote Hills ParkEvery year we select a number of parks across Broxtowe which we want to ensure meet the “Green Flag” standard, a nationwide scheme which recognises quality Green Spaces. To meet this standard, 85% of survey responses on a park need to fall under ‘Fair’, ‘Good’ or ‘Very Good’ and 45% of marks have to fall under the ‘Good’ and ‘Very Good’ categories.

The parks that are selected are surveyed on a rolling basis and on average scored every 3 years unless they fail the required mark at which point they will be scored again the following year.

The survey can be accessed via www.broxtowe.gov.uk/parkssurvey2022 and asks residents to tell us how they feel about their local parks and open spaces. They will be asked to give ratings on signage, cleanliness, planting, facilities and general maintenance – it only takes a few minutes to complete.

Councillor Helen Skinner, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Climate Change has said: “Over the last year the Council has spent over £150,000 on improvement works to numerous parks and open spaces across the Borough. This has all been made possible by our Pride in Parks programme along with the continuing dedication of our staff and many volunteers.

We are passionate about the open spaces and play facilities we provide to locals and we are always looking to hear from our residents about how we can make improvements to keep Broxtowe parks at the highest standard.”

Following the consultation in 2021, the Council listened to what residents had to say and changes that have been made include improvements to the drainage and resurfacing at Smithurst Road Open Space, Giltbrook. Play area and path works have also been completed at Inham Nook in Chilwell and Hall Om Wong Open Space in Kimberley. A brand new play area was also installed at Dovecote Lane recreation ground in Beeston.

The survey will be open until 31st August 2022.

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