Building political support
Whatever your proposal for local authority parks, it is important to have political support. Councillors – who will be responsible for making key decisions – will want to be involved in the process of parks transformation.
The local authority’s project team (usually under a Directorate for Place, or Transformation if one exists) will be accountable to their respective portfolio holder. The project team should make councillors aware of best practice and ensure ongoing dialogue to enable effective decision making and facilitate the building of wider political support within the Council.