Have your say on green spaces in Greater Norwich
The Greater Norwich Growth Board is inviting people to take part in a consultation on green spaces in and around Norwich.
We want to know what green spaces you visit, how you use them, and how you would like to see them improved.
Everyone who responds to the consultation will be entered into a prize draw to receive an annual family membership pass for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
The consultation is open for six weeks from 10 May to 21 June and gives those taking part a chance to tell us how and why they use existing green spaces, plus their thoughts on how these spaces could be improved.
Your views are essential to informing the Greater Norwich Growth Board’s new Green Infrastructure Strategy which will cover the areas of Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk. Well-designed green spaces are vital to our way of life, so the new Green Infrastructure Strategy aims to deliver:
- A fresh approach to managing and improving existing green spaces to make sure they benefit as many people as possible, with a focus on inclusive access.
- A strategy for creating new green spaces in the area that will benefit people and nature.
Green Infrastructure refers to a wide range of features that can be natural, like woodland and rivers, or man-made like parks, allotments, hedgerows, playing fields, cycleways, footpaths and even road-side verges.
Councillor Mason Billig, Member of the Greater Norwich Growth Board, said:
“I encourage all residents to play their part in developing this important strategy and shape the future of green spaces across Greater Norwich. High quality green spaces are important to so many aspects of our daily lives. The Covid-19 pandemic showed us that time spent outside in nature is an essential part of physical and mental wellbeing, and making sure wildlife is given space to thrive will help protect the area against the effects of a changing climate. Residents’ feedback is essential in making sure we can all make the most of our beautiful parks, public footpaths, and cycleways now and in the future.”
To participate in the survey and be entered into a prize draw to win an annual family membership pass for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, please visit Norfolk County Council's website.