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Borough of Bedford Green Space Strategy

Bedford Borough is fortunate to have a wide range of excellent and beautiful open spaces which we can all enjoy. Bedford Borough Council is now asking for local residents’ views on how our parks and open spaces should look in the future.

 

The Borough of Bedford Green Space Strategy sets out the Council’s proposed vision and aims for publicly owned green space in the borough up to 2021. Parks and open spaces play a vital role bringing significant environment, economic, community and health benefits to the borough and its residents.

 

The Council will work in partnership with other green space providers, local residents and the wider community to plan, develop and manage a well connected network of high quality, safe and accessible green space. 

 

Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Community and Regulatory Services, said: “We are fortunate to live in a Borough which is blessed with a wonderful range of high quality parks and green spaces.

 

“Our parks and green spaces are used by all sections of the community, from children enjoying a play area, to teenagers having a kick around, to older people taking a stroll with friends – there is something available for everyone. They also serve as a venue for sports, celebrations and community events, including the recent very successful River Festival.

 

“Although the Council has taken the lead in producing this strategy, it is a range of proposals at present and we want local residents and groups to have their say and tell us what they want from their local parks and open spaces in the years to come.”

 

The consultation on the Borough of Bedford’s Green Space Strategy starts 1st August 2012 and closes on 14th October. The strategy and guidance on the consultation process are available at: www.bedford.gov.uk/greenspace

 

Copies of the Strategy will also be able to be viewed at public libraries, country park visitor centres and Borough and Town Hall Receptions.  Individuals can also request electronic or hard copies of the Strategy and questionnaire by contacting Simon Fisher at 01234 718453 or email: simon.fisher@bedford.gov.uk .

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