Canch consultation now live

Bassetlaw residents are being asked for their views as a new 10-year vision for Worksop’s Memorial Gardens and the Canch is being created.

The Council has launched a consultation which asks residents their views of the current facilities and what improvements they would like to see.

A plan of how the park can be improved and maintained over the next 10 years is currently being devised and the views of the Bassetlaw public are central to creating this vision.

The consultation is now live on the Council’s website and just some of the questions include how visitors use the park, the reasons for visiting, how you would rate the current facilities and what improvements you would like to see. It also asks if anyone would be willing to volunteer to help the Council care for the Canch.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said, “It’s extremely important that we gather the public’s views as part of this project and so that we can start to shape how the Canch develops over the next few years.”

“By collecting this information we can get a picture of exactly how the park is being used, what the most important elements are to visitors and what may be currently lacking from our current facilities. Please take five minutes to complete the survey and tell us what you think.”

Planning Solutions Consulting Limited (PSC) has been commissioned carry out the consultation and prepare a masterplan on the future development and improvements for The Canch, as well as update the Management Plan.

Kevin Brown from PSC said: “We recognise that the Canch is a popular, established and much-loved park, dating back more than 100 years. We are delighted to be carrying out this work on the Council’s behalf and will be conducting detailed research. It is vital that the findings respond to the needs and aspirations of local users, so we would ask all interested parties to complete the questionnaire. Please let us know your views and to help shape the future in a positive way.”

You can complete the survey by visiting and have until Friday 7th September to take part.

Last Updated on Wednesday, January 16, 2019