Green Sefton, Sefton Council’s service that looks after parks, green spaces, coast and countryside, is looking for ideas on how it can breathe new life into Sefton’s landscape whilst also helping local community groups and businesses.
The council is inviting people to offer expressions of interest on how they think Sefton’s green spaces can be put to use in ways that will benefit the community and visitors.
A number of parks, coastal and green spaces have been put forward as potential sites for new and additional ideas to complement the fantastic facilities we already enjoy, but also to help encourage new investment and opportunities to sites across Sefton, working in partnership with our amazing ‘Friends of’ and community groups.
These sites include the Botanic Gardens, Crosby Coastal Park, North Park, South Park (pictured right) and a number of other special places across the borough.
The council is keen to hear from community groups – existing or new – that may want to set up a new venture, and from businesses who want to promote what they do or even that may be looking for a new home. Some suggested ideas include a coffee shop or ice cream parlour in parks or dog grooming business on the beach, as well as ideas for new activities like a kite surfing school or developing children’s soft play areas.
However, expressions of interest are not limited to these suggestions and Green Sefton is keen to hear about any creative ideas people may have to bring people to the amazing parks and green spaces in Sefton. These can be one off events or year around offerings.
Ideas can be submitted online by visiting www.the-chest.org.uk until 25 October 2019.
Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity to raise the profile of our wonderful parks and coastline and to get more people to visit them and create new and exciting opportunities for both residents and visitors.
“This is also an opportunity for the council to work more closely with the community groups who already dedicate a lot of time to our green spaces and allow them to share their ideas for new investment opportunities.
“I am excited to see what ideas are put forward and hope that this gives budding community groups, business owners, and other organisations across Sefton the chance to put their plans into action.”