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To provide opportunities for outdoor fitness and the enjoyment of flora and fauna.

 

Summary

  • Respondents suggest providing more free or affordable outdoor fitness and leisure equipment to encourage outdoor fitness (16%), as well as improving the fauna and flora in open spaces for users to enjoy, such as planting more diverse and native/seasonal trees and flowers (9%)
  • Respondents would also like to see walking encouraged and enabled, such as through marked trails or guided walks (7%)
  • The same proportion of respondents suggest specific areas for different needs in open spaces, improving maintenance and safety through parkkeepers and gardeners, and council supported physical exercise activities and classes (all 6%)

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

Base: Total sample (571)

This table shows how respondents feel the council could help improve things in this area, relating to the principle ‘to provide opportunities for outdoor fitness and the enjoyment of flora and fauna’:
16% suggest more free/ affordable outdoor fitness and leisure equipment, such as trim trails, exercise info boards, and outdoor gyms
9% suggest improving fauna and flora, such as more trees/flowers, and diverse and thoughtful planting
7% suggest encouraging and enabling walking, such as marked trails, guided walks, info boards and spotter sheets
6% suggest specific areas for different needs, such as organised recreation, dog-free, or wildlife conservation
6% suggest maintenance and safety – employing more parkkeepers and gardeners
6% suggest council supported physical exercise activities and classes, such as Tai Chi/yoga classes, or children’s activities and classes
5% suggest facilitating running and cycling/ active travel, such as marked/ joined up routes, and lanes/ tracks
5% suggest funding and financing, such as from the council, for gyms and PTs, exercise classes, and maintenance programmes
5% suggest more park infrastructure, such as seating, picnic benches, litter bins, dog poo bins, and drinking fountains
4% suggest working with community groups/ volunteers to maximise physical exercise, wellbeing and nature opportunities
6% suggest other improvements, such as more swimming options, accessibility, parking or keeping them as they are
39% left no relevant comment

wdt_ID Key themes Percentage (%)
1 More and free/affordable outdoor fitness and leisure equipment e.g. trim trails, exercise info boards, outdoor gyms 16
2 Improve fauna and flora e.g. more trees/flowers, diverse and thoughtful planting 9
3 Encourage and enable walking e.g. marked trails, guided walks, info boards, spotter sheets 7
4 Specific areas for different needs e.g. organised recreation, dog-free, wildlife conservation 6
5 Maintenance and safety – employ more parkkeepers and gardeners 6
6 Council supported physical exercise activities and classes e.g. Tai Chi/yoga classes, children’s 6
7 Facilitate running and cycling/ active travel e.g. marked/ joined up routes, lanes/ tracks 5
8 Funding and financing (from council, gyms and PTs, exercise classes, maintenance programme) 5
9 More park infrastructure e.g. seating, picnic benches, litter bins, dog poo bins, drinking fountains 5
10 Work with community groups/ volunteers to maximise physical exercise, wellbeing and nature opportunities 4
11 Other e.g. more swimming options, accessibility, parking, keeping as they are 6
15 No relevant comment 39