PEOPLE are being urged to give their views on Bradford's open spaces as part of a consultation that could help protect the District's parks and play areas.

Results from Bradford Council's Bradford Open Spaces Survey will guide future investment and development for local public open spaces from allotments, to small local play areas and the larger parks such as Lister Park.

Information from the survey will also be used in a wider review of open spaces as part of the preparation of the Local Plan and will help to ensure the future protection of these spaces.

The Council would like to know if there is enough of the right sort and quality of open space in the district, how often people visit them, what they value about them and what improvements could be made.

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Where people don’t use open space, the Council wants to hear from people to help understand what might encourage people to use them in the future.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “Open spaces bring important benefits to the wellbeing of the district and its people.

“Bradford district is blessed with some superb spaces but we are always looking at ways we can improve them.

“We are very interested to hear resident’s ideas and opinions on the state of our opens spaces so it would be great if as many people as possible take part in the online survey.

“It’s quick and easy and will help guide our opens spaces development strategy.”

The survey is open for eight weeks until Friday October 11.

People can take part by visiting