|CLOSED||15/05/2015 to 17/06/2015|
The purpose of this consultation was to inform the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) project working group about what people would like to see in Wyndham Park if South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) and the Wyndham Park Forum (WPF) are successful in securing HLF funding. The consultation also explored how happy people are with specific aspects of Wyndham Park, such as play equipment and security, and how satisfied people are overall.
Summary of actions
In total, 232 responses were received; 194 people completed the survey on-line and 38 people completed a copy that was handed out. To ensure that both park users and non-users were consulted, displays were setup in Wyndham Park and the Isaac Newton Centre; a press release was distributed to local journalists who ran stories about the consultation; and information about the consultation was frequently posted onto the SKDC Twitter and Facebook pages.
Respondents indicated to us that they don't know a lot about the history and heritage of Wyndham Park. They would like to see more events and activities at the park including an international festival, film screenings in the summer and a WWI inspired wild flower meadow, amongst others.
While we have undertaken events in the Park such as a WWI poetry reading that marked the hundredth anniversary of In Flanders Fields and unveiled a sculpture reflecting Wyndham Park's WWI links on the hundredth anniversary of Captain Wyndham's death; the results of the consultation has encouraged us to do more regarding history and heritage going forward.
As part of the HLF project is to educate, encourage and preserve local history and heritage, the project group hope to do more if we are successful in securing HLF funding. If we are successful, plans have already been made to reinstate and preserve lost heritage and features, such as to return lost horticultural along the main promenade and to restore water features. Additionally, we are also encouraging more people to become involved and volunteer in Wyndham Park, which should create new park ambassadors and promote the Park's history and heritage.