Hampstead Heath is London’s green heart, cherished and valued by Londoners and visitors alike. The City of London is responsible for protecting and sustaining the Heath, and is currently reviewing the ten-year management plan. They want to take a longer term perspective, and so they asked us to work with them to develop a community vision for Hampstead Heath.
City of London will use the community vision as a framework to make sure they fulfil their role as custodian of the Heath and honour the Heath’s rich natural, built and cultural heritage.
What is Groundwork London’s role?
We are passionate about London’s green spaces and are keen to work with the local community and everyone who uses the Heath to ensure it is preserved as a valuable natural resource for generations to come.
We’re talking with key organisations, community groups, locals and visitors to find out what they want the Heath to look like in 50 years’ time. What is it about the Heath that you most value, and how can we ensure the Heath continues to provide that in the long term, as the communities around the Heath and the city of London itself grow and evolve?
We want to hear from as many people as possible, both locally and across London, to help us develop a community vision for the Heath.
There are a number of ways to let us know your views.
The survey is open until midnight of Monday, 19 June. Printed surveys will also be available soon from locations on the Heath
- You can follow and contribute to the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #heathvision
- You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check the City of London website for updates:
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As facilitators, our role in this process is to listen and report back on what we hear. Your views will be recorded, analysed and written up into a long-term community vision for Hampstead Heath. The results from the consultation will be released this summer, and made available on both Groundwork London and City of London websites.
Why is Groundwork London involved?
We’ve been asked to carry out this consultation because, as an environmental and social regeneration charity, we have been working with communities across London for over twenty years. We work hard to ensure that as many voices from the community as possible are represented in our work.
We’re excited to be involved in this project, because our aim as an organisation is to create better places: where people are more satisfied with where they live and more empowered to take part in local decision-making; environments are more resilient and better protected; economies and employment are more sustainable; and resources are more responsibly managed, reused and saved.
You can find more information about our community engagement activities on our website:
To find out more about the Hampstead Heath consultation, visit the website or email email@example.com