Being able to enjoy our parks and open spaces is very important to our wellbeing. The Elders Council is therefore very interested in ensuring that older people respond to Newcastle City Council’s current consultation about the future management of parks. The Older Person Friendly City Group has a longstanding interest in the quality of parks and for several years has organised a ‘Fun and Fitness’ event to encourage people to make greater use of our parks and open spaces. In our Residents Survey 2015, 35.4% of respondents aged 65+ use parks and open spaces about once a month, compared to 67.5% of respondents aged 18-24. We would like to see greater use of parks by older people, and are interested in your views on how we can achieve this.
If you are interested in this topic, join us:
When: Monday 10th April 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Where: in Broadacre House.
The Elders Council is keen to ensure that members have a range of opportunities to discuss issues which are important to them by holding forum meetings, which give members an opportunity to express their views and ideas. If you would like to join us for the conversation about parks, please book a place by calling 0191 208 2701 or emailing [email protected].
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to contribute your ideas, you can find more information about the Parks consultation on https://letstalknewcastle.co.uk/.
Note: Newcastle City Council are keen to ensure good coverage of the Parks consultation, so it may be that someone from the Press Office will come to the session to do some ‘vox pops’ with people who come along.
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