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Residents invited to have their say on Kingston’s Green Spaces

Residents are invited to share their views on how green spaces are looked after across the borough.

Kingston Council is responsible for over 500 hectares of open space, including 43 parks, 22 allotments and 30 playgrounds in the borough. There is an annual schedule for their maintenance including how often the grass is cut, litter picked, playground equipment maintained and shrubs cut back.

The council’s current contracts for the management of green spaces and trees end in 2021. Residents feedback will help shape how these are looked after in the future and inform the council’s refreshed green spaces strategy.

Sarah Ireland, Director of Corporate and Commercial at Kingston Council said:

“We want attractive, accessible green spaces in Kingston that benefit the environment and the health and well being of our residents.”

“We know our parks have a special place in the lives of our communities so it’s important that we work together to ensure our open spaces are the best they can be.”

“In order to achieve this, we need to understand what our residents value the most about their local green spaces and what needs to change going forward. I look forward to seeing the results and building on our plans for a cleaner, greener Kingston.” 

Have your say by Monday 2 December at www.kingstonletstalk.co.uk/GreenSpaces.

Notes to Editors

For residents that don’t have access to the internet or need help to have their say, they can share their views by calling 020 8547 5002 between 9am and 5pm or by visiting a local library where printed copies of the consultation are available.