We are delighted to have helped convince the Council not to sell off parts of Clifton Hill open space and all the Northbrook golf course green space. Exeter Greens continue to work hard - alongside numerous residents and our Progressive Group colleagues, Councillors Jemima Moore and Kevin Mitchell - to protect Exeter’s beautiful green spaces.
Two further successes are the City Council’s change of heart towards policies Greens called for, including - for the first time ever - a biodiversity policy in the new Parks and Open Spaces strategy, and to abandon it’s proposed policy to close down smaller play areas and create a few larger ‘destination parks’ -
Greens are keeping a watching brief on future plans for the Northbrook open space, where the future is still uncertain.
Green Councillor Diana Moore says "We have lobbied hard to change the draft policies produced by the City Council. We along with other groups like Exeter Green Space Network and other community groups, pointed out the urgent needs for a biodiversity policy which will improve and expand habitats for wildlife in our city. We also opposed the idea of creating ‘destination parks’ which would mean families travelling further to get their children to play spaces. That policy had to be withdrawn by the council because there was such an outcry. We want to see the Northbrook open space developed as a place that people and wildlife can both enjoy."