Residents given say on how Hinckley’s parks can be improved in new public consultation

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 10 July 2023

HINCKLEY and Bosworth residents are being given the chance to have their say on how council-operated parks and green spaces can be improved across the next four years.

Argents Mead, Hinckley. (Image: Mason Moore)

That is because the council’s Green Spaces Team have developed a new green space strategy, designed to help guide the work of the team by identifying a number of ‘key’ themes and priorities, and setting out a plan for future green space improvements.

The consultation can be visited online by simply visiting this link, and it includes plans to improve access to several sites and renewing play equipment, planting new trees and bulbs in a range of parks and open spaces over the course of the next four years.

The consultation runs until 5pm on Monday, 24 July, in a total of two weeks’ time, and it will be used by the council’s team in order to make sure the plan fulfils resident’s expectations for local green spaces over this planned and outlined time frame.

Coun. Lynda Hodgkins, the Borough Council’s Executive Member responsible for Parks and Open Spaces, said: “In the ten years since previous Green Space strategy was published, the Borough Council has made considerable improvements to its own parks and open spaces and has assisted many Parish Councils to do the same through the Parish and Community Initiative fund.

“This strategy builds on these successes and maps out the improvements and changes for the next four years. It keeps this activity to the forefront of the council’s aims and ambitions, recognising the priority given to this work by those living and working in the area.

“I would encourage all residents to fill in a questionnaire and let us know what they think about the strategy.”

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