Thank you to everyone that took part in our recent consultation about the future of Abbey Fields. Your feedback is helping us to create a management plan for the next 10 years. Whilst we had some ideas, we wanted to know your thoughts on variety of subjects.
The Abbey Fields ‘Fields For Our Future’ survey was made available to complete on this website and also at seven drop-in events held in Kenilworth throughout November 2019. A full report of the consultation findings can be found here:
Once again thank you for your participation in this survey.
Fields For Our Future Consultation
Abbey Fields is a much-loved and well-used open space in Kenilworth, with sweeping views across the Finham Brook valley, teeming with wildlife, and home to magnificent archaeological ruins. However, the Fields mean different things to different visitors. Some visit for informal play, to keep fit, have family picnics or to walk their dogs. Others go to watch wildlife, spend time with nature and unwind. Many are drawn by the history of the Abbey, and some simply like to stroll through to the town centre.
In the next 10 years, all open spaces within the District will come under pressure from an increasing population and the rapid pace of climate change. The Council has declared a Climate Emergency, and all Council policies from now on must consider how we can reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and become much more sustainable. This includes making sure green spaces help us cope with flooding and overheating, as well as encouraging more sustainable means of transport.
Your Council wants to draw up a 10-year management plan for Abbey Fields so that these beautiful grounds can be protected and enhanced for years to come. We want to gather as much feedback as possible from our communities. We want to know what you think, and what you value the most.