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To financially resource our parks.

Summary

  • To financially resource parks, respondents suggest the council assess and maximise their use of the current budget/ revenue from council tax (9%), or give more funding or investments to parks (8%)
  • Respondents also suggest fundraising or income-generating events such as through charities, donation boxes, or festivals and fairs like Victorious (7%)

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

Base: Total sample (559)

This table shows how respondents feel the council could help improve things in this area, relating to the principle ‘to financially resource our parks’:
9% suggest assessing/ maximising use of current budget/ revenue from council tax
8% suggest more funding/ investments, such as grants, a lottery, or crowdfunding
7% suggest fundraising and income-generating events, such as charities, donation boxes, Victorious, and fairs
6% suggest commercial/ community group sponsorship, such as an area of a park, playground, or flowerbed
5% suggest resources/ recognise green spaces for their benefits to physical and mental health
4% suggest using more volunteers
3% suggest reducing costs/ using services wisely, such as less mowing, more wild areas, or park wardens to give fines
3% suggest cafés or other food/drink outlets in parks
3% suggest charging for use of parks for certain activities, such as fitness/sport groups, or community events
2% feel the council are already doing a good job/ generally positive
1% suggest higher council tax
1% suggest using parking revenue
4% suggest other improvements
61% left no relevant comment

wdt_ID Key themes Percentage (%)
1 Assess/maximise use of current budget/ revenue from council tax 9
2 More funding/ investments e.g. grants, lottery, crowdfunding 8
3 Fundraising and income-generating events e.g. charities, donation boxes, Victorious, fairs 7
4 Commercial/ community group sponsorship e.g. an area of a park, playground, flower bed 6
5 Resources/ recognise green spaces for their benefits to physical and mental health 5
6 Use more volunteers 4
7 Reduce costs/ use services wisely e.g. less mowing, more wild areas, park wardens to give fines 3
8 Cafés or other food/drink outlets in parks 3
9 Charge for use of park for certain activities e.g. fitness/sport groups, community events 3
10 Already doing a good job/ generally positive 2
11 Higher council tax 1
15 Use parking revenue 1
16 Other 4
17 No relevant comment 61