Visitors asked to imagine Hampstead Heath in 2067
A consultation on the long-term management of Hampstead Heath has been launched by the City of London Corporation, which manages the site.
The City Corporation is asking visitors to share their views on Hampstead Heath to help create a community vision to be included in its new ten-year management plan for the Heath.
Bob Warnock, the City of London Corporation’s Superintendent of Hampstead Heath, said:
"We want to create a long-term plan for Hampstead Heath which conserves and sustains the best of the Heath and honours its rich, natural, built and cultural heritage for generations to come."“We hope to hear from as many people as possible who will share their vision.”
The consultation will start with a pop-up stand on the Heath at Golders Hill Park Cafe in the morning and Kenwood Stables by the entrance on to the Heath from Hampstead Lane in the afternoon of 16 May.
There will be further pop-up stands during the week and events later on in the month. There will also be an online survey which will be active from the week commencing 22 May.
The City Corporation is working with Groundwork London, an environmental and social regeneration charity with a reputation for working in collaboration with communities, to deliver the consultation.
Sandra Hoisz, Groundwork London area programme manager, said:
"We have been working to create better places with communities across London for over twenty years. We are passionate about London’s green spaces and will be talking with key organisations, community groups, locals and visitors to find out about their vision for the Heath. Mapping these aspirations will help inform the 10-year management plan for the Heath.
"We're excited to hear from you and to develop a shared community vision for the Heath for the next 50 years."
Groundwork London will report back on the results from the consultation later in the summer.
Find out pop-up dates and locations plus other details here: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/heathvision
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.
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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.
- Improving people’s prospects – delivering support to increase the confidence, skills, well-being and employability of those furthest removed from the labour market, in particular young people.