During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all come to recognise the value of local green spaces and countryside sites for our physical and mental health.
Elmbridge Council report that the pressure on these spaces has increased dramatically over the last months with an unprecedented number of visitors, which has implications for the spaces themselves, as well as the council budget.
As the council determine the priorities for the year ahead, please help them shape the way open spaces and countryside sites will be managed and take part in their online survey
to share your ideas.
Cllr Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, “Open spaces have played an important role in keeping us active and helping us to maintain positive mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will continue to do so in our recovery, and we need to look at how they will be managed to benefit local communities and visitors. Please get involved by completing the online survey.”
The survey closes on 31 July. If you wish, your name will be entered in a prize draw to win an annual National Trust family membership or a joint RHS membership.
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