In August 2018, we consulted with local residents around their use of Newbold Comyn and what they valued most about the much-loved 300-acre country park.
Over 3000 responses were submitted, which set a clear and positive challenge for the council to respond to.
Warwick District Council promised to keep local residents informed and at present just want to reassure residents that the future of Newbold Comyn is still a priority; the overwhelming number of responses clearly demonstrated how valuable this park is to the district, and along with a list of options from consultants Sports Leisure Culture Consulting (SLC), the Council is now working on a detailed report that sets out the potential future uses for Newbold Comyn, which will be presented to the Council’s Executive in early 2019.
Whilst this is later than anticipated, the Council wanted to ensure that time was taken to digest the feedback and proceed with the proposals having fully understood the survey results and the options presented by the consultants.
Following the Executive meeting, it is anticipated that there will be further opportunity for local people to provide feedback on these options and help shape the future of Newbold Comyn.
Councillor Michael Coker, Portfolio Holder for Culture, commented: “We received an overwhelming and unprecedented response to the survey of Newbold Comyn which proves how valuable our parks and open spaces are to you, and I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to share their views and comments.
“We have dedicated more time than expected to review and analyse the responses, to ensure that this study fully reflects the information we have received.
“I promised to keep you informed and I look forward to sharing our update with residents and visitors in the New Year to ensure that more people can access this valued resource and secure its sustainable future.”