Our Parks and Green Spaces are used by everyone, in all weathers, at all times of the year.
They offer the opportunity to relax and enjoy the natural environment away from the stresses of everyday life. This use may be passive, simply appreciating the views of mature trees gracing the skyline, or more active such as exercise in a safe, and free, space.
We have always recognised the value of our parks, and despite decades of facing continual reductions in funding, have sought to retain and invest in the parks and green spaces.
We are determined that valued community greenspace will not be lost to development, and that biodiversity and climate change management need to be central to measures to manage greenspace within Exeter and beyond. As Housing density increases and garden space decreases, especially for those families that are most in need, the values of public greenspace increases.
We are looking for answers to these questions.
- How do we ensure our Parks and Green Spaces meet the needs of Exeter’s communities?
- What should our priorities be in the light of continuing funding reductions?
- How do we ensure that we can maintain our Parks and Green Spaces for and with the community, particularly as the community will be an important part of parks management?