Views sought on future of green spaces

(L to R): Wendy Hewison, area officer, Jerry Dronsfield, parks' manager, Coun Glynis Barrie, and park warden Alan Thurgood celebrating Benton Quarry Park's first Green Flag.
(L to R): Wendy Hewison, area officer, Jerry Dronsfield, parks' manager, Coun Glynis Barrie, and park warden Alan Thurgood celebrating Benton Quarry Park's first Green Flag.
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Have your say

RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say on the future of green spaces in the borough.

North Tyneside Council is currently putting together a Parks Strategy 2011-12 – ‘Healthy Parks, Healthy People, Healthy Communities’ – and is looking for input from members of the public.

The strategy outlines the aspirations and future plans for parks and green spaces in North Tyneside.

Coun Glynis Barrie, cabinet member for leisure, culture, tourism and safer communities, said: “Our parks provide the community with a free and important resource for recreation, play, sport, culture, heritage, education and wildlife.

“No one should miss out on enjoying them, and the opinions of residents will play a vital role in helping us shape the future of our green spaces.”

The strategy can be viewed in all borough libraries or online at www.northtyneside.gov.uk

Comments should be submitted by Friday, September 9, by e-mailing parks.strategy@northtyneside.gov.uk or in writing to Parks Strategy Consultation, Parks and Allotments, Cultural and Customer Services, Ground Floor, Quadrant West, Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, NE27 0BY.

As part of the Heritage Lottery funded Excellent Parks Programme, consultation events on the future development of Northumberland Park are in August and September.

Residents will be able to view and comment on the proposed plans for the park at:

n Beacon Shopping Centre, Bedford Street, North Shields; on Friday, August 26, from 9.30am to 4pm;

n The annual Summer Dog Oscars, near the play area at Northumberland Park, North Shields; on Saturday, September 10, from 11am to 3pm.

For more information contact (0191) 643 2241.