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To provide safe parks facilities for all users.

 

Summary

  • Over a third of respondents suggest having more staff, policing and/or park patrols on foot to provide safe parks facilities for all users (35%)
  • Respondents would also like good lighting and visibility in parks and open spaces (15%), a crack-down on anti-social behaviour (11%), and improved maintenance of equipment/infrastructure, paths and walkways, and to ensure open spaces are clean and tidy (10%)

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

Base: Total sample (563)

This table shows how respondents feel the council could help improve things in this area, relating to the principle ‘to provide safe parks facilities for all users’:
35% suggest more staff, policing and/or patrols on foot
15% suggest good lighting and visibility, such as limiting large areas of shrubs, and no hidden corners
11% suggest cracking down on anti-social behaviour, such as drug use, alcohol abuse, and bullying
10% suggest maintenance, such as equipment/infrastructure, paths and walkways, and keeping them clean and tidy
6% suggest CCTV
3% feel it is okay as it is/ they are happy with the current set-up
2% suggest restricting access for dogs, such as designated off-lead areas
2% suggest more general safety measures (unspecified)
2% suggest safer children’s play areas, such as gated, separate from older children, and a clean floor
2% suggest having security gates and railings/ locking them at night
1% suggest making sure cyclists/ e-scooter users are considerate of pedestrians
1% suggest more toilets
6% suggest other improvements
32% left no relevant comment

wdt_ID Key themes Percentage (%)
1 More staff, policing and/or park patrols on foot 35
2 Good lighting and visibility e.g. limit large areas of shrubs, no hidden corners 15
3 Crack down on anti-social behaviour - drug use, alcohol abuse, bullying 11
4 Maintenance – equipment/infrastructure, paths and walkways, clean and tidy 10
5 CCTV 6
6 Okay as it is/ happy with the current set-up 3
7 Restrict access for dogs e.g designated off-lead areas 2
8 More general safety measures (unspecified) 2
9 Safer children’s play areas e.g. gated, separate from older children, clean floor 2
10 Security gates and railings/ locked at night 2
11 Make sure cyclists/ e-scooter users are considerate of pedestrians 1
15 More toilets 1
16 Other 6
17 No relevant comment 32