Residents living with visual impairments and their families are being invited to 'have their say' on the future of accessible parks and open spaces in Richmond.

Cllr Martin Elengorn, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, said: “Everyone should be able to use our parks and open spaces.

“The Friendly Parks model includes improvements such as installing extra seating and resting places, improving paths, and making signage as clear as possible.

“A key part of knocking down the barriers to access is hearing your thoughts and experiences, so if relevant then please take the time to fill in the survey.”

The project aims to improve multisensory visitor experiences in Richmond, making sure our parks are accessible for all.

As part of this, the Parks Team want to understand how residents who are blind or those with visual impairments currently use our parks, what the barriers are when they do visit and what the Council can do to help.

All feedback will be carefully considered to inform future design, initially at Kneller Gardens, which will be a trial site later this year.

Visit Richmond online for further information.