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Have your say on parks and open spaces

Monday 30 August 2021

Local residents are being asked to take part in a consultation on the future strategy for the district's parks and open spaces.

The strategy will outline East Herts Council's key objectives and focus over the next five years to ensure local green spaces thrive.

Measures include maintaining and improving accessibility, promoting activity, tackling littering, and making spaces financially sustainable.

Key actions include:

  • Working with providers to promote activity in parks and open space which support health and well being
  • Securing income through hiring out open spaces for vending, physical activity and events
  • Litter and dog waste bin review
  • Exploring ways to deliver the maintenance of parks and open spaces to improve biodiversity and sustainability
  • Applying for National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to improve Hertford Castle Grounds

The council has also created a short video to accompany the consultation.

Looking after the health and wellbeing of our residents is particularly important to East Herts District Council, and our parks provide fantastic opportunities for us to deliver this.

We can explore rivers, ponds and woodlands, play, exercise and relax, and enjoy a diverse range of things to do.

From the smallest to the largest of our parks, you can find valuable habitats to immerse yourself in the natural environment, inclusive facilities for all generations, and attractive landscapes in which to relax.

We take great pleasure in looking after our parks and open spaces, and ensuring they remain welcoming and wonderful for all.

:: Cllr.Eric Buckmaster, Executive Member for Wellbeing.

The consultation can be completed online and is open until 24th September 2021.

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