Residents views sought on plans for parks and open spaces
Residents are being encouraged to take part in a consultation about the future of Gloucester’s parks and open spaces.
There are over 200 areas of public open space in Gloucester, including green spaces, allotments, cemeteries, Robinswood Hill Country Park, and Alney Island Nature Reserve.
The draft Open Spaces Strategy sets out the city council’s ambitions for Gloucester’s parks and open spaces over the next 5 years including opportunities for residents to get involved in caring for their local green spaces.
The Coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated how important parks and open spaces are for people’s physical and mental wellbeing. Safe, accessible, and well preserved parks and open spaces make an important contribution to a community's overall quality of life.
The draft strategy also contains ways to tackle the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss, such as increasing tree planting, and creating and maintaining more habitats for plants and wildlife.
Cllr Richard Cook, Leader of Gloucester City Council and cabinet member for environment, said: “The draft strategy is an important document that sets out how the city council plans to protect, manage and enhance parks and open spaces over the next five years and beyond. I would really encourage residents to get involved with the consultation and let us know their thoughts.”
The consultation will close on Tuesday 8 September. The online survey is available at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JCYV7DS
You can also download a copy of the draft Open Spaces Strategy from the city council’s website.