How would you improve the Forest?

Plans to restore the Forest to its former glory are to go on show at a special public consultation event this Saturday, 26th April, 10am – 1pm, at the Djanogly City Academy on Gregory Boulevard.

Not only will the event be a chance for you to have YOUR say about how the Forest should be improved, but you’ll also have the chance to talk to, and ask questions of, the people behind the Forest restoration.

The Forest is one of the most historical parks in Nottingham yet needs huge amounts of money spending on it if it’s to reach its real potential as a place for local people to use and enjoy. The event is the culmination of over four years’ hard work by local people- working with the City Council, local Hyson Green charity the Partnership Council, NDC and a group of local volunteers known as the Friends of the Forest.

Together, those involved have come up with an imaginative and exciting plan to get the Forest back on its feet. Plus, the project is also backed by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), the Government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space. So, as you can see, the team behind the project, backed by local people, are serious about getting the Forest sorted out once and for all!

The project is also being funded with money from the Lottery and the City Council.  Residents can also give their views on the Forest Recreation Ground plans by contacting the Partnership Council on 970 8200 or Eddie Curry, Head of Parks and Open Spaces Nottingham City Council on 915 2733.



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2 Responses to “How would you improve the Forest?”

  1. James Says:


    Firstly, I’d like to say I think using a blog to promote the improvement of the Forest. Embracing online social culture, very good.

    My main point is I’m really please that the Forest is going to see a make-over. I went to school opposite for many years and we, as kids, barely dared go in the Forest. It wasn’t run-down, so to speak, but a place that wasn’t welcoming to families and children, with a number of vagrants always hanging around.

    So, I’m throughly please this venture is going ahead. I hope you embrace a stylish, modern concept that opens the Forest to all, as a welcoming, relaxing and enticing spot.

    Good luck!

  2. Claire Townsend Says:

    I think the best improvement would be to get the cars off the park – too many parents dropping their kids off at the high school come racing down the roads in their 4 by 4s, the park staff drive their vehicles too fast, the crossing from my end of Forest Fields drops you right in the tram car park – and in summer loads of users park up on the grass – it’s really frustrating if you’re dog walking or out with children as it doesn’t feel safe. It does seem to be a bit tidier now though, on the positive side!

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