Date Published: 08 August 2018
Now’s the time to have your say on a new strategy that aims to promote open spaces and outdoor leisure participation.
North Kesteven District Council is committed to improving the health, wellbeing and environmental sustainability of the District, and aims to work with its partners to achieve this.
As part of the Council’s commitment to its new ‘Our Environment’ priority, it has produced its first Open Space Strategy, which aims to explore opportunities to deliver the quantity and types of open spaces communities need, and to encourage and promote outdoor leisure participation.
It also aims to increase opportunities for our communities to access the District’s beautiful countryside, and for the Council to work with its partners to maximise biodiversity in open spaces across NK.
The Open Spaces Strategy could be adopted by the end of the year, and people’s views are welcome on it now.
Councillor Richard Wright, Leader, said: “Open spaces are hugely important and valuable assets, and are proven to improve public health, wellbeing and quality of life.
“They make communities enjoyable places to live, work and visit, and provide opportunities for people to engage in healthy and active lifestyles.
“I’d encourage everyone to take a look at the strategy and submit their comments on it.”
A copy of the draft Open Space Strategy is available through a link on the homepage of the Council’s website, www.n-kesteven.gov.uk. There is also a link to a feedback form on the page.
You can also send comments in writing to: Michelle Hoyles, C/o Development Management, North Kesteven District Council, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7EF.
All comments must be received before 5pm on Friday, September 21.