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  • 1. Parks and open spaces
  • 2. Facts and figures
    38 parks,
    212 sports and recreation grounds and 260 play areas,
    2,900 allotments,  
    Plant over half a million seedlings.
  • 3. What residents say
    59% of residents are satisfied with parks and open spaces in Kirklees
    63% of residents who have used our parks and open spaces in the last six months are satisfied with them
    Residents in Huddersfield South are most likely to be satisfied with parks and open spaces
    Residents in Dewsbury and Mirfield and Batley, Birstall and Birkenshaw are least likely to be satisfied with parks and open spaces
    42% of young residents are satisfied with parks and play areas
    Young residents in Huddersfield North and the Valleys are most likely to be satisfied with parks and play areas
    Young residents in Spen Valley and Denby Dale and Kirkburton are less likely to be satisfied with parks and play areas
    57% of young people said that more or better parks and green spaces would make their area a better place to live. This is second on their list after more or better shops!
  • 4. Resident suggestions
    In the Climate Change research the second most popular suggestion for tackling climate change in streets and local communities related to food growing schemes, more allotments and grow your own initiatives
    In the Climate Change research the third most popular suggestion for tackling climate change in schools is having a garden / allotment and composting scheme in every primary school
    Older residents in the Valleys suggest that local parks should include more seating areas
  • 5. What residents say / expect (vox pops)
    Friends of vox pops
    Resident vox pops
    Councillor vox pops
    Visitors to the area voxpops
  • 6. Video /day in the life (ideas)
    Park warden
    Repairing play equipment
    Grass cutting
    Parksinspections team
    Designing / building a new park
    Friends of parks
    Planting tips from our gardeners
    Create this at home (planting display)
    Grow your own tips from our gardeners
  • 7. Links – get involved
    http://www.friendsofgreenheadpark.org.uk/
    http://www.fobp.co.uk/
    http://www.friendsofoakwellhall.org.uk/
  • 8. Games and quizzes
    Plants and flowers quiz
    Design a play area game