Area Green Space Plan â€” Henbury and Southmead Consultation
published by Heather Barham, BCC Area Green Space Plan Project Officer
The aim of the Plan is to deliver the standards and policies set out in the council’s Parks and Green Space Strategy while ensuring that the significant investment anticipated for local green spaces is directed with help of local stakeholders and communities.
Why should you be involved?
The Henbury and Southmead Area Green Space Plan will set the foundations for green space provision for the next 20 years and decide where different types of facilities and space – such as children’s playgrounds, sports pitches, young people’s facilities, dog-free areas, toilets and park keepers – are to be located. It will also identify if any green space is no longer needed and can be used to fund improvements to other spaces.
What does ‘involvement’ look like?
I anticipate that a self-selecting core group will meet regularly over between February and April to progress the plan and that, in addition, separate discussions/meetings will be held on different themes and different sites e.g. sites such as Crow Lane Open Space and Doncaster Road Park and themes such as young people, children’s play, crime and safety, green space disposals.
Skilled practitioners such as ecologists, landscape architects and play experts will support individual sessions as appropriate.
What is the first step?
I would like to invite you to the first meeting at 7.OOpm on Thursday 12th February at Wesley Conference Centre, Wesley College, College Park Drive, Henbury Road, Bristol , BS10 7QD (tel:0117 958 1114)
The aim of the 1st session will be to:
Introduce and discuss what we are trying to achieve;
Work through and discuss the issues to be considered as part of the Area Green Space Plan process. This will enable us to work together to set the agenda for future meetings/sessions â€” at this meeting we shall identify sites to be looked at in more detail after 5th March.
Contact Heather Barham, Green Space Project Officer on 0117 922 3087 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org