Howard Park and Gardens Play Areas Consultation – have your say

PR Date: 
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 12:15pm

The play areas at Howard Park and Gardens in Letchworth are set to have an upgrade, and we need your views on how they could be improved.

North Herts District Council (NHDC) and Groundwork East* are inviting residents to complete a short online survey. This is an opportunity for local people, particularly parents, to identify potential improvements and help shape the future of the play areas for their children. Following the results of the consultation, Groundwork will begin the process of preparing detailed designs for the play areas.

NHDC had previously identified the play areas as part of its Green Space Strategy, and funding has been set aside for improvements to the play areas.

Cllr Steve Jarvis, NHDC’s Executive Member for Leisure said: “We want to give local people in Letchworth the chance to help shape the design of the play areas at Howard Park and Gardens so that they meet the needs of young children in the future. Please take part in the survey to have your say”.

Julia Watts, Senior Landscape Architect said: “We are grateful to all those able to spend 5-minutes completing the survey about the play areas. Collecting the opinions of as many people as possible is an important part of the landscape design process and it will help us ensure that the upgrade really benefits the Letchworth community”.

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The survey is open until 10 August.


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Howard Park Play Area