We know that our green spaces provide multiple benefits to local communities and to the wider society.
To further understand the impact we have on both local communities and society, we commissioned an independent perceptions survey and social value study of our green spaces during 2015.
This study involved gathering evidence of how our green spaces are used by local people, how much local people value our spaces and how much our long-term management of green spaces are worth to society on a wider level.
The results are really positive. Here are some highlights, but further details are in the links at the bottom of this page.
98% of people at Northumberlandia feel that the park encourage them or others to keep fit and healthy.
96% of people at Elba Park feel that the park plays a positive part in their happiness and wellbeing.
96% of people at Elba Park and 95% at Port Sunlight River Park and the Countess of Chester Country Park feel that the parks help make the local area more desirable.
For some children it's probably their first encounter with wildlife, so for them it's a really good educational place.
Emily, Site Ranger, Bentley Community Woodland
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