Parks and Greenspaces Strategy consultation

People Need Parks logoThis consultation has now closed. Thanks to all those who took part - we received more than 600 responses.

Background

Parks and greenspaces are an important part of daily life for many Haringey residents. 

They are used for a wide variety of reasons such as walking, meeting friends, enjoying nature, playing and volunteering and can help us to be happier and feel healthier as well as helping our living environment by improving air quality and absorbing heavy rainfall.

The council has been developing a Parks and Greenspaces Strategy to inform what the priorities for the future of parks and greenspaces should be.

The strategy has an overall vision and 3 key strategic aims:

  • inclusion and wellbeing
  • climate change and sustainability
  • a quality service

It includes a number of documents that address different aspects of parks and greenspaces in Haringey such as for biodiversity, trees, volunteering and community engagement as well as a range of proposed new policies covering areas such as dogs in parks and toilet provision. 

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What we consulted on

Between 29 September 2022 and 27 November 2022, the council asked residents, businesses, partners and stakeholders to have their say to help inform how parks and greenspaces will be managed and developed in the future. The strategy will cover a period of 15 years between 2023 to 2038.

We also prepared some documents that describe the challenges faced by the council in managing parks and greenspaces, and the actions it proposes to take in the future to address and overcome these challenges.

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Online events

We also held 2 online sessions for people who wanted to discuss their views on the consultation with a council officer before completing the consultation questionnaire:

  • Monday 17 October 2022, 2-3.30pm
  • Thursday 3 November 2022, 6-7.30pm

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What happens next

We are currently analysing all responses, which will help inform the updated Strategy and supporting documents.

When completed, these will be considered by the council’s Cabinet for approval later in 2023.

If you have any questions, please email parkprojects@haringey.gov.uk

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Page last updated:

January 20, 2023