Parks Strategy Survey

Closed 11 Nov 2022

Opened 28 Sep 2022


We are really proud of the great parks and open spaces we have in Havering. They are one of the reasons people love to live in the borough.

To help us make sure they continue to be the best they can be, we want to hear the views of our residents, community and other groups to make sure they continue to meet your needs for now and in the future. 

We know that our parks and open spaces, which include traditional parks, small open spaces, formal gardens, playing fields, country parks and allotments can deliver a whole range of benefits for local communities. They provide places to relax, to exercise, to hold events, to learn and to play.

Parks play a significant role in improving an area, increasing the value of both local businesses and homes; have a significant positive effect on the health and well-being of its residents; and have a positive impact on wider impacts of health, such as employment and our local communities. Parks and green spaces also make a vital contribution to reducing climate change through the natural cooling effects of trees and vegetation and reducing carbon emissions.

Our aim is to set out Havering’s priorities for its parks and open spaces over the next 10 years in order to meet the objectives set out in national, regional and corporate plans and policies.  By putting a Parks Strategy in place, the council will ensure that these key assets are made even better and continue to make Havering a great place to live and work.

We will include the information gathered through this public engagement into a draft strategy to be presented to the Council’s Cabinet. Your views and opinions are important to us and will help the Council to make the right decisions.

We really value your input in this review, even if you do not currently use Havering’s Parks and Open spaces, we still want your views. Please take the time to complete this survey. It should take around fifteen minutes of your time.

Thank you for your participation.


  • Residents


  • Environment