FoHP : Friends of Henrietta Park

Workshop

Likes Dislikes Amelioration Action
  Drug Dealing greater Police Presence Set up friends group and liase with others
  Lack of maintenance without gardener Shrubs rather than flower beds (low maintenance) Establish Police liason
  Neglect of Sensory Garden Entrance and exits improved Establish priorities for resources with council
  Abandoned flower beds ( mud bank) Sensitive lighting Planting group.
  Public loo surrounds poor (used as loos)    
Likes Dislikes Amelioration Action
Wonderful community park; all sorts of activities as well as time for yourself   Improve maintenance Liase with BANES as to maintenance schedule and plans
Access for all   Emphasise the natural beauty and reflect on the integrity of the Park Keep status quo through Development of Friends group
Sensory garden   Happy as it is as long as it is maintained as it has been till recently Protect and maintain qualities of the past 10 years.
daffodil banks   Reinstate planting in front of loos as meadow/wild garden but not grass ( too wet)  
Flat tarmacked paths (no mud)   Minimise introduction of bike racks, pay as you go toilets and modern clutter  
Grass great for picnics and families      
Peaceful      
Wonderful green space for users      
History and magnificent trees      
Local community usage - there will always be someone you know in the park.      
Small intimate"natural" garden in middle of city reflecting historical nature. Go to other parks for more formal features.      
Likes Dislikes Amelioration Action
  Badgers damaging park    
  Sea gulls spreading rubbish    
  Overflowing rubbish bins    
  Poorly kept plants, lawns and flowers etc.   Residents help, scout club, schools, volunteers
  Dog poo round toilets    
  Drugs, needles booze near toilets and near gardener's shed   Police presence
  speeding traffic   20mph speed limits, chicanes, signs
Likes Dislikes Amelioration Action
sensory garden     Local events to fundraise and increase awareness
new tarmac paths     Heritage notice boards at park entrances
disabled car space     Find way to engage non-local visitors to contribute in some way.
no playground ( makes everyone integrate)      
Free, unfenced space      
quiet, no pubs or bars around park     speed bumps in Henrietta Street and more signage
no furniture - no picnic tables etc.      
ancient water fountain   refurbish  
Likes Dislikes Amelioration Action
  Poor lighting   Make the park a green space
Preserve the special ambience of Henrietta Park     Bring back Simon the gardner
Low maintenance of garden - trees/bushes