17 October 2016

Brighton & Hove Albion help spread the word about parks consultation

Brighton & Hove Albion Executive Director Martin Perry and winger Solly March (pictured) have been highlighting the council’s Big Conversation on parks and open spaces.

The initiative urges people to give the council their views on how parks can best be run in future. There are now just two weeks left for residents to have their say – the 10-week consultation closes on Friday October 28.

As budgets decline the council has to make some big decisions about how the city’s parks and open spaces will be protected and maintained in years to come.

How could money be saved?  Would you be prepared to volunteer in parks and open spaces? Should there be new models for the future management of parks and open spaces?

Most of the city’s green public spaces are currently managed and maintained by the council’s Cityparks staff, supported by volunteers and Friends Groups. 

Solly March said: “I grew up playing parks football, and have some great memories of playing on local parks and recs such as Hove Park, Wild Park and Patcham Place.”

Join more than 2,700 people who have already given their views in the Big Conversation on parks and open spaces at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/parks-consultation.

Picture shows Martin Perry and Solly March at Patcham Place playing fields with a Big Conversation poster urging people to give their views. Photograph by Paul Hazlewood.