Open space strategy for Ayrshire

Open spaces bring the countryside into our towns. They improve our health and well-being by providing places for informal recreation - walking, cycling, sitting, socialising and children’s play - and they provide ‘breathing space’ to take time out from the stresses of modern life.

South Ayrshire Council needs your help to develop an Open Space Strategy focused on the quality, management, accessibility and usage of parks and other open spaces within South Ayrshire.

Councillor Peter Convery, Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and the Environment said: “We really want to work in partnership with the people of South Ayrshire to ensure that any future development of our open spaces meets the needs of the people who live and work in this area.

“Our questionnaire is quick and easy to fill in, however the information that you will provide by filling it in will be invaluable to us.

“We are a Council that listens, so if you have views on how open spaces are used or should be used we want to hear from you. All responses are anonymous so this is your chance to tell us what you really think.”

If you would like to influence the development of open spaces in South Ayrshire answer ten questions. The questionnaire is available on the Council website www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/consultations <http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/consultations> or by picking up a survey form in public buildings and at public events. The closing date for the Open Space consultation is Thursday 14 September 2011.