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Parks and Open Spaces News

Walthom Forest

How do you think we should look after our Open Spaces?

Kite flying at Pimp Hall Park

Waltham Forest Council wants your views on the borough’s parks and green spaces so we launched a consultation on Monday 20 May 2019.

The parks and green spaces in our borough are fundamental to our ability to enjoy a good quality of life, support biodiversity and adapt to the climate emergency.

We are currently developing an Open Space Strategy that will provide evidence for updating our Local Plan and will provide a framework for future management of the Borough’s green spaces.

Read the strategy proposals

We have produced a short survey aimed at getting a better understanding of what you think about the borough’s existing green spaces, your recreation needs and your thoughts on managing green spaces for the benefit of the borough’s wildlife.

It is important that we understand how you use your green spaces and how you want them to be improved so we can plan for the future.

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. 

The closing date for the consultation is midnight on Sunday 7 July 2019.

Share your views and complete the survey.

Family Fun Day opening for borough's newest park

Cheney Row Park Family Fun Day 180519 general view

More than 1,200 residents poured into the new Cheney Row Park, Higham Hill, on Saturday 18 May for a family fun day to celebrate the opening of the borough's newest park.

The new park, on what was formerly an unloved open space which attracted dog fouling, fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour has seen £1.2 million invested and was paid for through S106 contributions made by nearby developments.

BMX rider at Cheney Row Park

The design of the new park includes something for residents of all ages, including 468 new trees, a wildflower meadow, a play area for younger and older children, a raised viewing platform offering views towards the Walthamstow Wetlands and reservoirs, an improved BMX track and an outdoor performance area for events and improved entrances.

See what has been achieved at Cheney Row Park

Lend a helping hand in your local park

Pimp Hall Park fence repairs

Do you want to be involved in improving your local park? 'Friends of Parks' groups work with the Council's Greenspace team to create better open spaces.

Each group helps care for a specific park or green space in the borough.

All Waltham Forest residents are welcome to join a Friends Group, or help to establish one in your local green space.

Contact us for details of your local Friends Group

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