3. Improving and protecting our parks and green spaces

I believe that our parks and green spaces are of vital importance to our community. We all know that our neighbourhood isn't perfect but one of the things that brings us together is the desire to protect and improve our parks. In recent years I have secured helped secure funding to improve the Blaise Estate, expand the Crow Lane Play area, enhance Bernard's Park and install a new play area and entrance on Okebourne Park.

At the moment I am campaigning to protect some of the fields in the Blaise area from housing development but am also trying to develop the next phase of our parks improvement programme, including:

  • New seating and planting on Bernard's Park
  • A new trim-trail surrounding the Okebourne Play Area
  • To create a 'henbury health hub' including the replacement of the former bowling green with a new MUGA (multi-use games area), new paths marked with distances to create an informal running track and the installation of an outdoor gym.

All of this would normally cost too much if we were to use the Council's internal suppliers but I believe that we have a chance to use external suppliers, and approach external sources of funding, then we have a real chance of delivering this next phase of our parks improvements. You can see a rough proposal on the attached file below.

If you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see then please do let me know.




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