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To support Parks Friends, volunteering and opportunities for children.

 

Summary

  • Respondents suggest engaging closely with children and young people (16%), as well as better advertising and communication (13%), to support Parks Friends, volunteering and opportunities for children
  • Respondents would also like more green community events and volunteering initiatives (8%), as well as more park rangers and other staff, to facilitate learning and ensure parks are a safe space for getting involved (6%)

How can the council help to improve things in this area?

Base: Total sample (578)

This table shows how respondents feel the council could help improve things in this area, relating to the principle ‘to support Parks Friends, volunteering and opportunities for children’:
16% suggest engaging closely with children/ young people, such as school trips or work experience
13% suggest better advertising/ communication about what’s available and who Park Friends are
8% suggest more green community events and volunteering initiatives, such as litter picking and planting days
6% suggest more park rangers/ other staff, for example to facilitate learning or make it a safe space
4% suggest working with all sections of community to encourage volunteering, education and usage
3% suggest community growing areas with allocated budget, such as allotments, gardening clubs, and orchards
3% suggest better play equipment for all ages, such as being well-maintained or a wider range of sports
3% suggest more arts/ entertainment events (amateur or professional)
3% suggest learning and information boards/ signs in the parks
3% suggest the council should help with set-up of new groups/ support existing ones
2% suggest dedicated funding
2% suggest specific areas for different needs, such as dog-free, quiet, or sensory areas
1% suggest other park infrastructure, such as groups of benches, barbecue stations, or drinking water fountains
3% suggest other improvements
48% left no relevant comment

wdt_ID Key themes Percentage (%)
1 Engage closely with children/ young people e.g. school trips, work experience 16
2 Better advertising/ communication about what’s available and who Park Friends are 13
3 More green community events and volunteering initiatives e.g. litter picking, planting days 8
4 More park rangers/ other staff e.g. to facilitate learning, make it a safe space 6
5 Work with all sections of community to encourage volunteering, education, and usage 4
6 Community growing areas with allocated budget e.g. allotments, gardening clubs, orchards 3
7 Better play equipment for all ages e.g. well-maintained, wider range of sports 3
8 More arts/ entertainment events (amateur or professional) 3
9 Learning and information boards/ signs in the parks 3
10 Council to help with set-up of new groups/ support existing ones 3
11 Dedicated funding 2
12 Specific areas for different needs e.g. dog-free, quiet, sensory 2
13 Other park infrastructure e.g. groups of benches, barbecue stations, drinking water fountains 1
14 Other 3
15 No relevant comment 48