ACTION PLAN – Core Plans  - All Compartments.

Theme - Facilities (Amenities)

CODE


ISSUES


ACTION


OUTCOME


KEY ORGANISATION


TIMESCALE


FUNDING


F/A1


All Community Parks within the WLCP boundary should meet the Leeds Quality Park Standard in terms of the range and quality of amenities that they provide.


Carry out a LQP audit and assessment of each Community Park within the Country Park in terms of available amenities; identify improvements which need to be made and funding required; undertake improvements and monitor.


Increased visitor satisfaction and visits to Community Parks across the WLCP.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside, Green Leeds, Section 106.


F/A2


Provision and maintenance of seating (e.g. benches, seating, picnic areas etc.).


Maintain existing facilities; monitor use and expand where necessary; ensure provision of new seating is durable and constructed from a suitable  

  material.


Widespread and well maintained seating attractive to visitors; increase in visitor number, especially senior citizens and  the infirm.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.






F/A3


Provision and maintenance of places for organised team sports (football, rugby, cricket, bowls etc.).


Monitor current needs, uses and shortfalls; identify suitable areas for new pitches etc; consult with local community/user groups identify areas suitable for change of use; establish funding.


Increases the variety of recreational facilities and the range of people making use of greenspaces; good for health and wellbeing.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks &  Countryside.




F/A4


Provision and maintenance of facilities for informal activities (e.g. golf, orienteering, allotments, mountain biking courses, skateboard & BMX tracks etc.).


Monitor current needs, uses and shortfalls; identify suitable  new areas; consult with local community/user groups identify areas suitable for change of use; establish funding.


Increases the variety of recreational facilities and the range of people making use of greenspaces; good for health and wellbeing.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




F/A5


Provision and maintenance of facilities for children’s play including play areas and integrated play.


Monitor current needs, uses and shortfalls; identify suitable areas for new play areas;  consult with local community/user groups.


Increases the variety of recreational facilities and the range of people making use of greenspaces.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




F/A6


Provision and maintenance of educational facilities and establishments (e.g. museums, visitor centres, aviaries, nature trails etc.).


Maintain and develop existing provision; promote their  educational use; make provision for new facilities and displays.


Contributes to the educational and  cultural experience of greenspaces; good resource for local schools.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




F/A7


Creation of shorter circular trials which take in sections of the Green Gateways Trail and use greenspaces as stepping stones.


Work with local community to identify suitable  linking PRoW to create trails; in excluded area consult landowners where access is sought across their land; create leaflets / waymarking to promote the trails  and guide users along.


Encourages use of the wider countryside and greenspaces; health and wellbeing; good opportunity for collaborative working.


Parks & Countryside.




Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




F/A8


Identifying and locating funding for improvements to amenities.


Identify sources of funding available to help improve & maintain various amenities.


Increased revenue to achieve identified needs and resolve issues.


Parks & Countryside.




Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




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