With the new year well under way, many of us will still be considering how to make our new years resolutions a reality. Those of us with the intention to get more active may be mulling over price of a gym membership, but with most of us trying to cut the costs these days, perhaps that's not the only answer. East Sussex County Council is trying to encourage more people into the great outdoors, by asking how it can improve it's public outdoor spaces. The online consultation, named 'shaping the future of our countryside access' asks for feedback on reason why people do or don't use public right of way (RoW) paths and countryside sites.
Last years' consultations resulted in strategies aimed at improving access to cycle and walking routes in the area, after hearing that people were put off by having to cycle and on main roads in order to get to popular paths.
Hastings Borough Council is doing it's part to get people outside, especially families. Addressing the public at the start of this year, Councillor Jeremy Birch stressed the importance of maintaining our public outdoor spaces in the new year:
"Our open spaces will see significant progress in 2015. In the East a new visitor centre is planned for our treasured Country Park and a new visitor facility and play area are being prepared in the West in the new Combe Valley Countryside Park."
To have your say, follow this link:
Consultation ends on the 27th of February.
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