On Saturday, 23 March I'll be holding a community design forum for local residents to collaborate on a concept design for the small new green space at the southern end of Queen Bess St.
Following an initial community meeting on 6 February, we've gathered residents' requests for the park and come up with a couple of draft designs for the site. You can have a look at them below to get some ideas of what it could look like. We will play more with them on the day.
The workshop will run from 4pm to 6pm. If anyone feels like bringing along a picnic or some snacks to share, you're very welcome to do so.
This meeting's purpose will be to discuss the various options we have come up with and propose further changes. We're hoping to reach agreement on the basic layout of the park, so that I can then provide info back to council about what features I'd like to see added. We'll also be brainstorming name ideas for the park.
Please come along and invite your neighbours. It's very important that residents talk to each other directly about what you'd like to see happen in this public space. Different people might have different views and priorities, but we would prefer that residents have more of a say in how the space is designed rather than leaving it up to council.
For further background reading about balancing the needs of different public space users, you might like to check out this opinion piece.
** Corrected path design uploaded 22.03.2019