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Green Spaces Meeting

By Mel Perkins MBE

 

Over 50 residents of all ages and of varied interests took part in an open meeting to launch the Hethersett Green Spaces Group at Woodside Infants School. 

Led by three enthusiastic Parish Councillors - Simon Floyd, Eileen Mulvaney and Anne Edwards - the delegates were engaged in interactive workgroups once they had been given overviews of the green spaces available and a fascinating insight into the biochemistry of the sites. Workgroups looked at what green spaces meant to them (over 20 variations!), how they would like to see them developed and what needed to happen. The results will be fed back to the Parish Council who will be expected to ensure that the green spaces continue to meet the environmental, sport, leisure, cultural and heritage needs of the residents. 

 
To conclude the meeting specific focus was given to the Memorial Playing Field as delegates were asked to complete wish-lists with priorities identified for further use and development of this central and vital green space. 
 
Simon Floyd, who is also Chair of the Memorial Playing Trust, was still full of enthusiasm - "I am very pleased with the positive input from everyone and feel we have taken a vital first step to an exciting future where residents will take ownership of their environment" he said afterwards.
 
The meeting was certainly different as delegates found the proceedings opened and closed with poems that emphasised the need to appreciate green space and they all went away with wildflower plants or seeds to bring back and plant at the Memorial Playing Field in the Spring!.