London,
17
September
2015
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16:28
Europe/London

We want your views on Camden’s green spaces

We have launched a grounds maintenance survey today to help inform how Camden’s parks and open spaces will be maintained in the future.

We know people in Camden are passionate about our borough’s green spaces, and nearly 40% of residents have told us that they rank parks and open spaces as the most important thing in making Camden a good place to live.

We have 75 parks and gardens across the borough, ranging from historic squares to neighbourhood parks and local play spaces. We also manage 323 green spaces around Camden’s housing estates, including play areas and ball courts.

The grounds maintenance service provides the park keepers, static gardeners and playground inspectors for these areas and carries out tasks such as grass cutting, leaf and litter collection, hedge cutting and repairs to play equipment.

The contract for this service costs £2.5 million a year and comes to an end in 2017, presenting a good opportunity to explore how our green spaces could be maintained differently and achieve financial savings.

We are asking residents to help inform our future priorities by completing our online survey which is available at camden.gov.uk/greenspaces

The survey will be online until 30 October 2015. We will then use the feedback to help design the new way of delivering the service which will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet early next year.