A public consultation on the proposed strategy for the long-term future of Manchester’s parks is under way.
The consultation gives everyone the chance to have their say on how they would like to see the city's parks and green spaces develop over the next decade.
The Council’s proposed vision for parks and green spaces sees them as vital, well-used community assets, with more opportunities for residents to be engaged in how they are run.
Through the consultation, residents can comment on the proposed new long-term approach. They can say how they currently use their local parks, what they would like to see happening in parks in the future and suggest how they think parks should be run and funded.
The proposed strategy has four broad themes:
• Parks at the Heart of Neighbourhoods – Great local parks, which help to create attractive local areas where people want to live
• Active Parks, Healthy Communities – Promoting greater use and enjoyment of parks – ensuring a strong service that is accessible to all
• The Manchester Parks Standard – Improving standards of park management and maintenance, to make sure that Manchester parks are well looked after, now and in the future
• Productive Parks in Partnership – Encouraging greater collaboration between the Council, local community groups and external organisations, such as the RSPB.
The Parks Strategy consultation closes on 31 May 2016.
For further information and to take part, visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200073/parks_playgrounds_and_open_spaces/7169/how_much_do_you_care_about_manchesters_parks