4. There’s enough green space for playing, relaxing and recreation

This is what people have told us is good about the area now:

  • Monkmoor Rec
  • Upton Lane
  • Dark Lane
  • Castle Walk park
  • The Elms Scout Hut
  • Upton Lane Scout Hut
  • Upton Lane Youth Club

This is what people have told us needs improving about the area now:

  • Play facilities, to include for older children incl. monkey bars, (big) zip wire
  • Activities for youngsters including running track, football, basketball, netball, bmx, dirt track, skate park, mountain biking, swimming pool, horse riding, go kart, paintballing, climbing wall, bowling, arcade, water park, MacDonalds, river swimming
  • Expressive arts
  • Separate areas for dogs
  • Improvements to Scout Huts
  • Improvements to Belvidere School playing field
  • More to do in school grounds at break time – e.g. obstacle course
  • More computers in the youth club
  • Clean (dog-poo free) play areas and sports fields
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
Investigate the feasibility of closing streets for children’s recreation.A-R
Map existing provision, including location and age appropriateness (gap analysis).A-R
Establish a recreational cycling track away from roads where children can learn to cycle.
Identify gaps in outdoor recreation provision.A-R
Meet with relevant officers to prioritise and implement suggested improvements for recreation sites.A-R
Improve/install toilets in recreation areas e.g. Monkmoor Rec., Upton Lane.
Establish a Friends of Monkmoor Rec community group.A-R
Initiate a community project to identify priority improvements for Monkmoor Rec, create a management plan, and then try to implement them.
Find out if there is a single unified map of formal and informal green space, including ownership, locations, size and nature, in order to create a baseline information resource.
Identify priority locations for provision of seating, then seek to make them happen – fundraise, get permission, influence to provide, make as a community project etc.

Making our vision happen

  1. People feel connected and that they belong here
  2. It’s easy and safe to get around, and it’s a pleasure to walk down the street
  3. Our built environment promotes a sense of community
  4. There’s enough green space for playing, relaxing and recreation
  5. People feel safe and it’s child friendly
  6. There’s a high quality environment that people value, enjoy and get out into
  7. People can live in an environmentally friendly way