20-Sep-2019

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is working on a Healthy Open Spaces and Play strategy that will shape the future of parks, open spaces and play areas. In order to create a plan that is bespoke to our district the input of Huntingdonshire residents is vital.

HDC has launched a new survey to gauge public opinion on the open spaces, parks and play areas within the district. This feedback will then be used as the basis to generate a brand new strategy to make Huntingdonshire a better place to live, as well as promoting opportunities to improve health and wellbeing.

John Palmer, Executive Councillor for Partnerships and Wellbeing, said: "Our parks and open spaces play such an important role in our communities, giving residents the opportunity to expand their boundaries and enjoy our picturesque district.

"A strategy like this has never been put together on this scale before and, once achieved, will be a huge validation in our recognition of the importance of having healthy open spaces and parks."

We want to understand how people are using these spaces and also why some users think parks and open spaces aren’t for them. This is a great chance for local people to tell us how they think these spaces and places can be improved for the benefit of the community. A short questionnaire can be completed and hard copies will be available at Pathfinder House and other community buildings such as libraries and in local parks. The survey will be available until Friday 4 October 2019.