A Green Spaces Strategy for Watford - mid term report
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
We are 7 years through the 10 year strategy
and it has been refreshed and updated with an update on
Cabinet received a report of the Head of Parks, Heritage and Culture which provided an update on the Green Spaces Strategy that had been adopted in 2013.
Councillor Williams, at the invitation of the Mayor, introduced the report. He asked the Group Head of Community and Environmental Services to thank the staff for their work throughout the duration of the strategy. He noted the increase of three green flags in 2013 to 12 this year. He added that this year the council had submitted 13 application and in 2021 it was proposed to submit 16. It was important the council continued to invest and improve the borough’s green space.
Members, including Councillor Bell, commented about the strategy, including developing green space in built up areas, for example pocket parks, or in new developments, for example Nascot Grange. It was noted that the council had taken over the management of the public space in Nascot Grange. It was also asked that the good work carried out by Veolia was noted.
that the report be noted.
Report author: Paul Rabbitts
Publication date: 12/03/2020
Date of decision: 02/03/2020
Decided at meeting: 02/03/2020 - Cabinet