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Infographic summary of Open and Green Spaces survey

Are Open and Green Spaces Being Used Differently During Lockdown?

The 586 respondents to the Bridgend Open and Green Spaces survey told us that:

97% appreciated green space more following lock down, many had found new places to enjoy.

95% will use green space more in future.

81% were more aware of wildlife seeing birds and insects out and about and in the garden.

93% felt that using local green spaces helped their personal and family health and mental health

56% used green space to take up new exercise regimes.

476 Respondents said they wanted to use green spaces more for walking, 252 for cycling and 144 for running. 363 wanted to visit more nature reserves.

244 people said they wanted to volunteer for conservation activity such as litter picking and tree planting.

63 respondents said that green space was important to their business

Next steps.

These survey results will help Bridgend

Public Services Board to:

  • Engage with more volunteers
  • Improve green spaces
  • Encourage more people to use open and green spaces to improve their health

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