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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org