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.
Making Nottingham’s Parks and Open Spaces for the future.

With increasing pressures of budgets and difficult decisions being made we now have to think of new ways in which we will fund and manage our parks and open spaces for the future.

We will be looking at:

Volunteering

Volunteering is happening on our parks and open spaces. Great things are being achieved by volunteers - either through Friends groups, corporate groups, organised sessions or as individuals. The Public Realm Service (Parks and Open Space Team and Streetscene Team) recognises that the current volunteer experience could be improved.

A review of our current volunteering has taken place and this has identified how we can develop a new volunteer programme which will offer a wide range of opportunities and support our volunteers better, enabling us all to continue to improve our parks and open spaces.  We are now developing the volunteer programme and piloting some new ways of working and opportunities.

The project is reviewing how:

You can get involved by looking at our current opportunities here or for more information contact parks.volunteering@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

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

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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