Hackney,
23
September
2019
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15:55
Europe/London

Local people’s views put at heart of £2m Shoreditch Park improvement project

Local people’s views will be put at the heart of a proposed £2m programme to improve Shoreditch Park, as Hackney Council launches a month-long engagement exercise throughout October to find out what they would like to see in the park. 

The public events, workshops, information stalls and drop-in sessions taking place across Hoxton and Shoreditch will give people a chance to tell Council officers what they value in the park and what they would like to see improved. 

These will include a public event in Shoreditch Park on Saturday 26 October where people can come along and take part in activities to help the Council design an improved park. 

While the Council has ambitions to increase biodiversity, and improve entrances, sports and play facilities in the park, it has no fixed plans for how this should happen, and wants local people to input with their ideas. 

Once residents have told the Council what they’d like to see, the Council will work with LUC - the landscape architects appointed to work on the project - to design a detailed masterplan, which it will ask residents to feed back on in a consultation early next year. 

Depending on feedback, the improvement work is expected to begin in autumn next year. 

The public event in Shoreditch Park takes place at 12-4pm on Saturday 26 October. There will also be a series of other events organised with the local community. 

The quickest way people can have their say is online: https://shoreditchpark.commonplace.is/ 

Cllr Feryal Clark, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care, Leisure and Parks
Shoreditch Park is one of our 27 green flag parks and is somewhere for people to relax in this busy, urban part of the borough. There’s lots people love about it - the large open space, its informal sports areas and playground - but we know that there are areas that could be improved. 

We’re committed to investing in Hackney’s parks, and we genuinely want to listen to what people have to say about Shoreditch Park before we embark on this £2m programme, which we think will allow us to make some really exciting improvements. I’d urge people to tell us what they think so we can make sure the park continues to be a place everyone can enjoy.
Cllr Feryal Clark, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care, Leisure and Parks