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Time to have your say on open spaces

People across Swansea are being asked for their views on how to protect, manage, enhance and make better use of the city's open spaces.

Singleton Park

The council is developing an action plan that aims to increase accessible open space and people's access to it, designate and protecting open space, encourage community involvement and management and promote biodiversity and nature conservation.

Open spaces can refer to parks, playgrounds, multi-use games areas, sports pitches or even a small grassed area.

As part of the Open Space Strategy Consultation the council wants to hear the views of a wide range of local people of all ages so two questionnaires have been prepared - one for under 16s and one for those who are older.

Young people are being asked where they play, activities they like to do, whether they live near an open space and what could be done to encourage them to use them more.

Those who are older are being asked for their views on the aims and objectives of the strategy and they can make suggestions or observations on how these can best be achieved.

The consultation opens on November 13 and people can take part by visiting .

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Major Projects, said: "From the prom to our award winning parks to our well used and maintained sports pitches, Swansea's residents and visitors already enjoy some of the best open spaces in Wales, if not the UK.

"The aim of this strategy is to protect and enhance what we have and to ensure by 2025 Swansea has a vibrant and diverse range of quality parks and open spaces, well distributed across the city."

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