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To ensure that no-one is excluded from using parks and open spaces on the grounds of ethnicity, gender, age or disability.


Summary of reasons for disagreeing with this principle

Base: Respondents who disagree (6*)

*Caution should be taken interpreting these results due to small base numbers. Showing responses from 1% of the total sample

  • Not feeling that exclusion is an issue for parks and open spaces
  • Concerns about what it means for the environment to facilitate complete access for everyone, particularly about the physical implications for providing wheelchair access, for example


Key quotes from respondents

“It is just daft. A park is a park and anyone can use it, why bring equality legislation into the debate?”

“Why would anyone object?”

“What has sex and race to do with it?”

“Because to give 100% access to all abilities may mean changing the nature of some areas i.e. Farlington, Foxes Forest.”

“Complete straw man, daft principle. If a space is open, how are specific genders and ethnicities excluded?  Agree on protecting access for age / disability but come on… this sounds daft.”