The council is seeking feedback on its parks and open spaces as part of the annual park user satisfaction survey, including the improvements being made.

This year, the survey is being made available online to give more residents the opportunity to participate. Our short survey gives residents and park users a chance to tell the council how satisfied they are with the borough’s parks, woodlands and open spaces and to comment on what is important to them.

Councillor Aisha Cuthbert, Executive Councillor for Environment says, “We have been investing in our parks with the support or local residents and with big thanks to our Friends of Parks groups. We know that many residents enjoy spending their leisure time in parks and green spaces across the borough, and we want to capture this feedback to check our progress. The survey results are used to help plan our service delivery, and to inform the council’s decision making.’

Last year, the council spent £290k of its maintenance budget on park infrastructure repairs, committed funds to replacing the Kelsey Park bridge, and awarded the contract for restoration of the Croydon Road Bandstand. The council also launched the £1million Platinum Jubilee Parks Fund, which enables communities to apply for and direct investment in parks and open spaces in the projects that matter most to them.

Bromley Council has also made a substantial commitment to improve the biodiversity and preserve the natural beauty of the borough with the launch of several exciting initiatives. The council’s recent pilot trial of eleven Nature Friendly Verges has already begun, and in the autumn will be launching a regenerative planting trial at 10 bedding sites, all for the benefit of wildlife. This also coincides with the extension of the Brilliant Butterflies project into several open spaces across the borough, to establish wildlife havens for pollinators and other invertebrates.

The survey is open now and will be available for submissions until 31 July 2023.

For more information, head to the park user satisfaction survey page and fill in the survey.


Published: 24th May 2023