Hampstead Heath consultation now online
A new on-line survey has been launched this week as part of the ongoing Heath Vision consultation on the long term management plan for Hampstead Heath.
The City of London Corporation, which manages the site, is asking Londoners to share their views on the Heath to create a community vision to be included in its new ten-year management plan.
Heath bosses are working with Groundwork London, an environmental and social regeneration charity with a reputation for working in collaboration with communities, to deliver the consultation.
The online survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/hhvision and will run till 19 June.
The consultation started mid May with consultation pop-up stands located across on the Heath. Further details about the consultation can be found at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/heathvision.
Bob Warnock, the City of London Corporation's Superintendent for Hampstead Heath, said:
“It's been really encouraging to see the responses from the community come in so far.
“Londoners can now contribute online and I hope this will encourage many of our visitors to share their views.”
Sandra Hoisz, Groundwork London area programme manager, said:
"We are delighted to be working with the City of London Corporation on engaging the local community and Heath users to develop a community vision for Hampstead Heath.
"We have had fantastic feedback from a range of local stakeholders, and are looking forward to capturing the wider London community's views and priorities over the coming weeks."
Groundwork London will report back on the results from the consultation later in the summer.
Hampstead Heath is located 3.5 miles from Trafalgar Square and receives over 7 million visits a year. The City Corporation spends more than £5 million a year to maintain the Heath which includes a zoo, an athletics track, an education centre, extensive children's facilities, three swimming ponds and a Lido.
The City of London Corporation manages 11,000 acres of green space across London and south east England, including Epping Forest and Burnham Beeches, with many of its sites designated National Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest for their unique ecology and rare plant species. They are funded by over £29million a year from the City of London Corporation, together with donations, sponsorship, grants and income generated on site.
Notes to editors
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About the City of London Corporation:
The City of London Corporation provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation has three roles:
We support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on economic regeneration, education and skills projects. In addition, the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust makes grants of around £20 million annually to charitable projects across London and we also support education with three independent schools, three City Academies, a primary school and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
We also help look after key London’s heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important ‘commons’ in south London.
We also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events and research-driven policies all reflecting a long-term approach.
See www.cityoflondon.gov.uk for more details.
About Groundwork London
Groundwork London is a social and environmental regeneration charity (Groundwork London is a registered charity - No. 1121105). For almost 20 years we’ve been at the forefront of environmental and social regeneration in London; changing places and lives for the better, in some of the capital’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. In today’s challenging social and economic climate the work we do has never been more important. Our three over-arching objectives are:
- Creating better places – supporting people to work collectively to make their surroundings greener, safer and healthier and be actively involved in the way decisions are made about services in their area.
- Promoting greener living and working – helping people and businesses learn more about their environmental impact and act responsibly to reduce natural resource use and improve their health.