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Users of our green spaces survey results

Consultation response

Our green spaces comprise of countryside parks, town parks, SANGS (Suitable Alternative Natural Green Spaces) such as Dawlish Countryside Park and nature reserves which include a wealth of different wildlife habitats – woodlands, heathland, reedbed, wetland, meadows – and in recent years, even corn fields to support Cirl Buntings!

The 'green spaces user' survey encouraged residents to tell us what they thought of our sites. The consultation took place from 13 May to 28 September 2022.

The results informed us that 87.19% of visitors find them a welcoming place and 93% felt safe when visiting the sites.

We asked the reasons why people visited a green space and the most popular responses included; exercise, relaxation, dog walking, observing wildlife and meeting friends.

Costing £2.61 per person for green spaces service provision, we asked users if they thought this was good value for money and 92% said they did.

We installed more picnic benches and seating during 2022 in response to requests from the previous years’ feedback.

As a result of 2022 feedback, 78% of visitors said they found signage informative. We will be focussing some of our work on improving it for the 22% that didn’t.

In addition, we use the information to support our evidence for the Green flag process and we are pleased to say we have maintained 4 flags at 4 locations.

Sites are managed between our ground’s maintenance contractors Idverde, and our Countryside Rangers team (supported by dedicated volunteers).

Thank you to everybody that took part in the survey.

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When this content has been updated

Last updated 23 February 2023