Consultation and co-design
In Spring 2017, Newcastle City Council set out a broad vision for parks transformation and developed the Proposal for Newcastle's Parks for public consultation.
The public consultation invited input and feedback through the Council's Let's Talk Newcastle online consultation platform, public meetings and drop-in sessions, and digital engagement tools, including a Newcastle Parks Twitter account and the Newcastle City Council Facebook page. There was also more traditional on site questionnaire work across the parks (see the Parks questionnaire in the resources section below).
The consultation was supported by the Let’s Talk Parks engagement programme, run by Newcastle University’s OpenLab (see the dropdown below), and was promoted by OpenLab, the council’s portfolio holder and HLF North East’s Ivor Crowther. There was also significant local and national media coverage, and on site publicity about the consultation (see Consultation publicity material).
The video below captures some of the public’s feedback on the consultation.
Feedback from the public consultation was developed into a Public consultation report and Consultation feedback slides, which can be found in the resources section, below. A report of questions and answers from the consultation feedback sessions can be found in Consultation feedback session Q&As.
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