Open Spaces Survey to help manage green spaces in the future

South Somerset District Council (SSDC) are consulting residents on their use of green spaces in the district, which will help shape the way local parks and green spaces are improved and developed in the future.

The Open Spaces Survey allows residents to let the District Council know what they think about the parks and green spaces in South Somerset and how they use them.

Feedback from the survey is used when SSDC produces its next version of the Open Spaces Strategy and will help how parks and green spaces are managed in the future, as well as how they will be improved and developed in the future for residents and visitors.

Councillor Jo Roundell Greene, Portfolio Holder for Environment said, "It's well known that open spaces and the outdoors helps to improve health. One of the District Council's aims is to improve health and reduce health inequalities, so if we can improve our green spaces and local parks then we can tackle some of these issues. The Open Spaces Survey allows users, and non-users, to tell us exactly what they think of the parks and green spaces in South Somerset. I would encourage as many people as possible to complete the five minute survey".

The Open Spaces Survey can be found online at www.southsomerset.gov.uk/openspaces and limited paper copies can be found at the following District Council offices as well as Yeovil Library and Yeovil Town Council (the Town House):

  • Brympton Way, Yeovil
  • Tourist Information Centre, Petters Way, Yeovil

All paper copies can be returned to any District Council office for the attention of Environment Services, Lufton. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday 30 April 2018.

Yeovil Open Space