County Council seeks support of local groups in the
future management of parks and greenspaces
Council is inviting local organisations to an open forum event
later this month (February) about a project that could potentially
see them take over responsibility for the authority's parks and
part of Worcestershire County Council's BOLD (Better Outcomes Lean
Delivery) programme, a project is underway to look at the
possibility of other organisations taking on responsibility for the
authority's award-winning estate of Country Parks, Forest Parks,
Riverside Parks, Picnic Places, Commons and Local Nature Reserves.
The sites' many users are being reassured that transfers would only
take place where the County Council was fully satisfied that
the excellent standards currently enjoyed by visitors would be
maintained or improved.
An informal forum offering further information
about the project will take place between 2.30pm and 5pm on
February 24 at County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester.
Any groups or representatives from
organisations interested in the project are being invited to attend
to find out how they could get involved.
Cllr John Campion, County Council
Cabinet Member for Localism and Communities, said: "This
authority and the thousands of visitors that use our award-winning
countryside sites regard them as an invaluable community asset and
we are delighted to receive excellent customer feedback. We are as
committed as ever to ensuring they continue to be available for
people to enjoy, however, this project is about exploring whether
there are organisations out there that might be better placed to
manage one or more of the sites in the future. We would
particularly welcome organisations from the voluntary and community
sector including social enterprises, community interest companies,
parish councils and trusts, getting involved."
"The open forum event has been arranged so
that interested parties can find out more and we can gauge the
level of interest in the project. I would encourage anyone with an
interest to come along."
A map of
all County Council countryside sites is available online.
For more details about the project or to book
a free place at the information event, please contact
Countryside Manager, Andy Maginnis, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01905 766155.
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