Parks, Open Spaces & Allotment Provision
All parks and open spaces would be maintained sufficiently as to promote healthy living, leisure activity whilst encouraging natural habitat and enhancing the local environment.
Country Parks would be cared for and local wildlife and the natural environment would be protected and encouraged. Local schools would be encouraged to use the cities country parks to help develop our young children.
“Friends” groups would be encouraged for all our parks, open spaces and country parks and they would be supported in bringing external investment into the city to help maintain and enhance our parks and open spaces.
Britain in Bloom would be supported and encouraged throughout the whole city where local communities similar to Langworthy would participate to help turn our city into a “green oasis”.
There are too few allotment sites in the city. More sites would be created identifying suitable land in suitable locations where an under-provision of allotments exists. All allotment sites would become self-managed either by site or district associations. All associations will keep 100% of any rental income but will be required to provide free allotments to pensioners, people with disabilities and people on means tested benefits. All associations will be required to be members of The National Society of Allotments & Leisure Gardeners Ltd the national recognised body for the allotment movement. Salford City Council would become members too.
An annual capital investment of at least £30,000 per year would exist for each year to be spent on capital projects throughout the whole city to help maintain, enhance and grow the allotment movement in Salford.
Any open space that has become an eyesore and is suitable for gardening activities, local residents will be encouraged to take full advantage of any unused land for the betterment of the community.
All motor vehicles will be banned from all our parks and open spaces, except for essential works.
Clifton Country Park would be renamed Clifton Nature Reserve.