To create a sustainable future for our parks and open spaces, protecting and enhancing their beauty, accessibility, variety of uses and connection with communities, our work is focussing on:
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.
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.
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.
Blue infrastructure refers to water elements, like rivers, canals, ponds, wetlands, floodplains, water treatment facilities, etc.
Green infrastructure refers to trees, lawns, hedgerows, parks, fields, forests, etc. These terms come from urban planning and land-use planning.