Minutes from the previous General meeting – Agreed.
Focus Groups – Lots of schools are helping us and doing focus groups letting us know what they think about the park and also they are going to display our posters, send details home in newsletters and encourage children and parents to visit the website.
House to House – We will be going round the local area to ask local residents to complete our survey and sign the online petition.
Gedling Borough Council – The council have been busy on the park cleaning it up and emptying the bins.
Website – Visit the website to keep up to date on the news and download our poster to display in your window. (Coming soon!)
Posters – Will soon be up in the shop windows.
Party on the park – we are looking to have a Picnic on the park on the 12th June to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday – all will be welcome, just come along with your picnic and refreshments.
NEXT MEETING Public/General Meeting Monday 6th June at the church – 6.30pm
Have you visited any of these local parks? Do you know anyone who works with any of these ‘friends of’ groups? There may be something useful that you could bring back to help our group. It would be so helpful if you could report your findings back to the group through this website, facebook, email or by attending a meeting and sharing your work. Please let us know if you already have links with any of these groups.
Map of the local area showing road accidents, schools and care homes along with roads and green spaces. We have been showing this to the focus groups in our local schools.
This is a map of the local area, taken from the Nottingham City Council Insight Mapping website showing the road traffic accidents (yellow circles), schools (red houses) and care homes (purple C) along with the local parks and green spaces.
We have been showing this to the schools focus groups to illustrate the problems that will be created if Onchan Park goes. Children will have to walk a long way to the nearest alternative park with facilities for older children and they’ll have to cross busy, dangerous roads. The children consider Onchan Park a safe and close venue for them to easily access, with road safety being of paramount importance to them, (as well as their parents).
The children are obviously very interested to see this information. They see the balance between their personal safety and their freedom to walk around their local area. The children pointed out that with more houses comes more traffic, so not only are the green spaces being lost, but the roads will become busier.
What do you think of this? How would you be affected if the green spaces of Onchan Park disappear?