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HAVE YOUR SAY: Council asks for residents’ voices on new Rickmansworth Aquadrome plan

 Published on: 19th May 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A public consultation is currently open for residents of Rickmansworth and others in Three Rivers to have their say on what the district council describes as “an ambitious new plan” for Rickmansworth Aquadrome.

In partnership with Countryside Management Services, Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) have produced a draft management plan for the site, detailing its priorities for the next five years.

These include the enrichment of biodiversity and sustainability, managing flood risks, improving accessibility, better signage and fostering stronger relationships within the local community.

This plan is to be used to apply for future funding to carry out the outlined work and guide management for the park.

The feedback put forward by residents in the consultation will inform the final draft of the plan, which will go before a council committee in August of this year.

Cllr Chris Lloyd, the council’s lead member for leisure, said: “The Aquadrome is a much-loved local amenity used by thousands of people including myself.

“As well as improving the visitor experience there is an opportunity to maximise biodiversity in the Aquadrome, closely linked to our Climate Change Emergency and Sustainability Strategy.

“This includes reducing grass cutting, creating meadows, reducing lake erosion, enhancing valuable existing habitats and providing opportunities for species such as water voles.

“I hope as many people as possible will take part in the survey so that we can protect and enhance this wonderful community space for future generations.”

The survey is live until June 9. To visit, follow this link.

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