Best use of open space

THE BEST use of open space and sports ground in Rother is to be examined.

Wednesday, 15th November 2006, 8:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 9:34 pm

Rother District Council has appointed specialist sport and leisure consultants PMP draw up the study required by government.

The study will investigate whether the district's open space and recreation facilities meet the needs of residents now and in the future, in terms of quality, quantity and accessibility.

It will include parks and gardens, woodlands and scrubland, green corridors, outdoor sports facilities, children's play areas, amenity greenspace within housing developments, allotments, coastal areas and cemeteries and churchyards.

Cllr Deirdre Williams, portfolio holder for working in partnership said: "We are carrying out a public consultation exercise to find out from the people of Rother exactly what they want from the open space and sports facilities in their district. Our coastline, parks and open spaces provide great amenity and leisure opportunities for our residents and visitors and we are committed to delivering a strategy for Rother's open spaces that meets the needs of all."

Surveys will be sent to 5,000 random households to ascertain local residents views and a number of drop-in sessions will also be held at key locations. Further details regarding the drop in sessions will be released in due course and residents are invited to email [email protected] if they wish to be contacted regarding the dates and locations of the drop-in sessions and also with their views on Rother's open spaces and sports facilities.