The Royal Borough of Greenwich has set aside £1 million to spend on revitalizing its parks and open spaces. They want to breathe new life into the borough’s natural spaces to be more enjoyable for residents and visitors.
To help decide how the money should be spent, the council have launched a borough-wide consultation to ask you what improvements you’d like to see, and what you think should be prioritised.
The consultation will be split into themes which include: Play areas, sports and fitness, heritage, nature and wildlife, events and facilities and maintenance. It is hoped the consultation will help planners understand what changes residents want to see happen first.
Councillor Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Culture, Communities and Equalities said, “Parks have become even more important to us recently as one of the only places we could relax, exercise and meet with friends and family during the pandemic. To make sure our green spaces are the best they can be the Council is about to spend £1 million on improvements.
But what should we do? Create splash parks for kids, wildlife areas for nature or fabulous flower gardens – maybe a bit of all three or something completely different?
These are the all-important questions we are asking our residents with this borough-wide consultation, and I can’t wait to hear their thoughts, before we begin work on re-energising our valued green spaces. ”
You can have your say about Greenwich borough parks by clicking the link below.
The consultation is now live and will close at 11.59 pm on Thursday 6 August.
Among the green spaces hoping to benefit from the funding are Plumstead Gardens, who have a newly formed group of volunteers who will be looking after the gardens with litter picks and deterring anti-social behaviour.
Picture: Friends of Plumstead Gardens