Daventry Country Park

1 March 2011, 12:12 | Updated: 8 March 2011, 12:09

Residents are being encouraged to give their views on Daventry Country Park’s visitor centre as part of ambitious improvement plans.

Daventry District Council wants to find out what people of all ages think about the current centre as part of wider plans to make the park, off Northern Way, Daventry, more appealing to the local community.

Local schools and other educational groups are also being asked to join in the consultation, with teacher and pupil surveys being issued district-wide.

Residents can complete a survey online at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultation, or by picking up a copy from the Council’s One Stop Shop in Lodge Road, Daventry, or rural information centres at Long Buckby, Brixworth, Moulton and Woodford Halse. The closing date for the consultation is Friday, April 8.

Councillor Alan Hills, Community, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder for Daventry District Council, said: “With the country park attracting thousands of people each year, the visitor centre can act as a real focal point for the community. We want to find out what people think about what’s currently on offer there and what improvements they would like to see to ensure it’s a well-used space.

“We are open to all suggestions, whether it’s an idea for more children’s facilities or additional information about local wildlife.”

Councillor Hills added: “This consultation is the first of many projects to enhance the park’s community and educational facilities as we look at ways of improving and safeguarding its future. The more appealing we can make it to people, the more visitors we will attract to enjoy what it has to offer.”