Many thanks to everyone one has responded to my survey regarding Buckstone Play Park and the potential to improve it. I’d hoped to get 100 responses, but after just one week I have 201. Fantastic!
My wife and I have lived in Buckstone since 2000, and both our kids (now 17 & 22) grew up loving the play park here (and the one in Fairmilehead Park). Since then, the park has been expanded and should last a few more years. There is a feeling, however, that it is now a little dated. Lockdown has highlighted to us all how important parks are, and over the past year many local parents and grandparents have contacted me asking if Buckstone’s play park can be improved. It is within than context that I drafted the survey.
It is important to note that I only want to use the survey to understand what people want. It is not a referendum, and I am hopeful that if we can improve the park we can reach an outcome that everyone is happy with!
Interim Survey Results
In this section of the blog I hope to run through some of the key outcomes from the survey so far.
Overall, I think that it is clear that there is an appetite for change. I shall leave the survey running for a few more days whilst I start the process of setting up a meeting with local residents in the park team to consider this further. If you have not completed or share the survey, please think about doing to now. You can find it here.