Four years ago Pathways supported Alexandra Park’s bid for lottery funding by running an exciting Spaceshaper event in which over 40 people gave their views on how well the park worked for the community. The Spaceshaper event in 2010 included: a welcoming buffet lunch; one to one questionnaires; a walk around the park to assess eight key areas of the park’s performance; a facilitated discussion to assess the quality of the Park and it ended by setting goals for key areas of the Park’s development.

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We were therefore really happy to be invited back this autumn to see how the work on the Park has progressed since it won Heritage Lottery Funding and to facilitate discussions about how local people might be involved in the long term management of the Park.

This kind of work is very close of our hearts – we really enjoying supporting projects in green spaces to become clear about what they are doing and how they can do it better. For example in the last few years we have: worked to support community engagement events in Dunwood Park, Oldham; evaluated work in the Lake District’s Fix the Fells project and helped to facilitate discussions between environmental organisations on possible partnership work around peat conservation.

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