Greenspace Consultation launches

Date: 
Monday, 26 July, 2021

greenspace posterIf you have a view on what would make your local park better or have ideas of how to enhance biodiversity in East Dunbartonshire's open spaces then don't be shy, get involved in the Greenspace Strategy Consultation.

The Greenspace Strategy is the blueprint for making East Dunbartonshire a greener, healthier, better place to live. It replaces the existing Open Space Strategy but will also look at things like how young people can get the best of the great outdoors in their area, how to use nature-based solutions to help take action on climate change and how we can travel locally in a greener way.

The consultation launches on Monday July 26 and will run until September 28 2021 so there is plenty of time to make your views known. A series of online community events are scheduled for August and September and residents are being encouraged to get involved and have their say.

Community

Date and Time

Bearsden and Milngavie

5 August 6-7.30pm

Auchinairn, Bishopbriggs, Torrance, Balmore, Bardowie

9 August 6-7.30pm

Lennoxtown, Milton of Campsie, Clachan of Campsie and Haughhead

13 September 6-7.30pm

Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Twechar and Waterside

20 September 6-7.30pm

If you can’t make the online community events you can share your comments and suggestions for Open Space, Play Sufficiency and the Green Network at any time by using our interactive Ideas Map tool which can be found on our dedicated webpage - www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/GreenspaceEDC

For the younger members of the community, there is a tailored online questionnaire to find out their views on the play opportunities in their area. Contributions are welcome from children from 5 up to 17. The Council is also keen to hear from groups who work with children and young people and play provision with a separate questionnaire available to gather their thoughts.

Joint Council Leader, Councillor Vaughan Moody, said, “The Greenspace Strategy for East Dunbartonshire will guide us in our efforts to make the area a greener, healthier, better place to live.

"East Dunbartonshire has a good provision of open spaces and they are incredibly important to us in many way -  for the health and wellbeing of our communities and visitors, for play, helping us to take action on climate change, safeguarding and enhancing biodiversity and also economically."

Joint Council Leader Andrew Polson, added, "It is important to hear the views of communities to help shape the development of the strategy.

“The Strategy will aim to develop and deliver a sufficient quality and quantity of inclusive and accessible open spaces, play opportunities and green network overall.

"Hearing from you helps us understand what that looks like across the diverse communities of East Dunbartonshire."

Why not get involved and share the discussion on social media using the hashtag #GreenspaceEDC. Tell us what you enjoy about our open spaces, play opportunities and existing Green Network.

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