Gloucestershire park gets vision for future

Kingsgate Park in Gloucestershire is to confirm a 10-year plan for its future development within the coming weeks.

Yate Town Council is consulting on its vision for the park for 2008 to 2013 to make it a living town centre park rich in biodiversity and cultural heritage.

The plan is expected to inform decisions on Kingsgate Park's future for the next decade.

The Kingsgate Park vision states the council wants to create "a distinct character associated with a living town centre park, in which everyone has an opportunity to understand, enjoy and contribute to those special qualities" which the park has to offer.

Aims include: 

  • A park rich in biodiversity - by protecting the whole range of distinctive habitats and the species they support
  • A rich cultural heritage - valuing traditions while continuing and developing them as part of contemporary culture
  • A true sense of tranquility - the peace and quiet which is increasingly rare
  • A safe and attractive area for relaxation, play and entertainment
  • Opportunities for all to understand, to enjoy and to contribute
  • A park with welcoming entrances and ease of movement around all areas for able and less-able-bodied people.

The consultation is looking at better wheelchair access, appointing a park warden, providing new toilet facilities, improving signs to the park and creating better parking facilities.

The Kingsgate Park consultation closes on 31 October.

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