Map of the local area
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?