London,
17
February
2015
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12:49
Europe/Amsterdam

Have your say on the future of Wanstead Park

The City of London Corporation, the Friends of Wanstead Parklands, the London Boroughs of Redbridge and Waltham Forest, English Heritage, Wanstead Sports Grounds Ltd, the Parish of Wanstead, the Environment Agency and Thames Water are working with LDA Design to develop a way forward for Wanstead Park, one of the most popular areas of Epping Forest.

The historic park was one of the most spectacular and ambitiously designed gardens in the country during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Building on research and a public consultation in 2011, proposals for enhancing this beautiful parkland’s landscape, historic features, wildlife habitats and visitor facilities have been drafted – along with a volunteering and educational programme.

The City Corporation wants to hear your thoughts on these plans for one of London’s most important parklands.

Feedback fortnight will run from 23 February to 8 March 2015. Find out more about the proposals and comment by accessing the City Corporation’s website and completing the online survey (www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/wansteadparkproject). You can also drop into one of the City Corporation’s display venues to find out about the plan and fill out a feedback form (see the website or contact us on 0208 532 1010 for more details)

This is your opportunity to ensure that your voice is heard as these exciting plans develop.

Paul Thomson, the Superintendent of Epping Forest, said:

“With the support of our partners, a lot of work has gone in to developing our understanding of Wanstead Park and the important challenges it faces. We are now at a stage where we want to share our thoughts with the local community and park users and hope that as many as possible use this chance to help us shape the future of Wanstead Park.”

Dwight Wood, Chairman of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands, said:

“The City of London has helped create our optimism about making a successful future and our many partners deserve a super outcome for our important nationally important Grade ll* park.”

The City of London Corporation and its partners will use the completed plan to help guide future management priorities as well as potential funding bids.

For more information email epping.forest@cityoflondon.gov.uk, phone 020 8532 1010 or visit the City Corporation website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/wansteadparkproject.