Your Choice: New Investment for Queens Park

July 4th, 2018

The Friends of Queens Park and Brighton & Hove City Council are giving the local community a choice about forthcoming investment in the infrastructure of the park.

Residents are invited to vote for their preferred scheme for the park, with two choices on offer: the pond, or the quiet garden. Click here to vote

“Both projects were identified in the Queen’s Park Conservation Plan and the successful project will be funded with section 106 developer contributions,” according to the council. The initial cost of the scheme is thought to be about £30,000.

Photo: Simon Dack

Johnny Webb, FQP chair, said: “Now we have finished the long term plan for the park known as the Conservation Management Plan, so we can unlock funds to start upgrading the areas we most care about.

“The first initiative is a vote for either the pond or the quiet garden. The pond involves more marginal planting to enhance biodiversity and a dipping platform to allow children to interact With wildlife.

“The quiet garden involves a new cut through to the clock tower as well as clearing the vistas to the rest of the park. The overall aim for this section is to open the space up and make it more inviting for people to use.”

“It was a difficult decision to pull back on the popular summer events but we did so in order to lobby for investment and put the framework in place for a long term plan for the park. Now That’s in place it’s time to get  to work! Please do cast your vote.  Our job as a friends group is to represent the community in key decisions about the park so we want to encourage as many people As possible to have their say.”

Display boards summarising the Conservation Plan are currently on display in the park and there will be an opportunity to speak to council officers in the park on Saturday July 21st  from 1pm to 4pm.

Find out more here.