Our Work
Working with communities to make Nottingham’s parks and green spaces sustainable for the future.
With increasing budget pressures and difficult decisions being made we now have to think of new ways in which we will fund and manage parks and green spaces for the future.
Volunteering

Volunteering is happening across many of our parks and open spaces, by Friends of groups, community groups and individuals.  Great things are happening and volunteers are making parks and open spaces more inviting and more exciting places to visit and spend time.

The Parks Team recognises that the current offer our volunteers receive could be improved and with the correct resources in place, more volunteer opportunities could be offered, more training could be given and more support could be available.

The project is reviewing how:

Consultation

It is important for us to understand what people want and need from their parks in Nottingham. This is why consultation and community engagement will be an area which we will be giving a lot of focus.

How can you help?

We want to ensure that we have an in-depth understanding of what our residents want and need from their parks and open spaces now and in the future. We’d love to hear from you, whether you use parks or not.

Please complete this survey which should take approximately 5 minutes:

The survey is available now and runs until 31st October 2020

Alternatively if you would like a paper copy please contact: Christine Duckworth at Christine.duckworth@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call on 0115 9152709.

Don’t forget to follow us at on twitter: @NottinghamFPA

Strategic Research

Volunteering is happening across many of our parks and open spaces, by Friends of groups, community groups and individuals.  Great things are happening and volunteers are making parks and open spaces more inviting and more exciting places to visit and spend time.

The Parks Team recognises that the current offer our volunteers receive could be improved and with the correct resources in place, more volunteer opportunities could be offered, more training could be given and more support could be available.

The project is reviewing how we currently manage volunteers on parks and open spaces, investigating how other organisations manage volunteers, finding out what volunteering opportunities different people want and need, and considering options for a future volunteer scheme.

So far we are:

Coming up next...

Watch this space to find out more about a number of volunteer pilot schemes we will be trialling in the coming months.

Parks Challenge (The National Trust)

As part of the support that the National Trust are giving us, we had a unique and exciting opportunity where the National Trust visited Nottingham in November 2019. Their visit concentrated on going to see a number of our parks to see what they offer and provide ideas for possible future developments.

During their visit the National Trust met with key groups and teams from the Council and local communities allowing them to gain a picture of how we operate as a city and understand the value of our parks to our communities. We were overwhelmed with the support we had from colleagues, partners and the community.

In January we were provided with a report of their findings and suggestions. From this, we are now able to move forward with looking at individual parks and what potential development is available.

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