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Imagining the Northern Slopes in 2030 

A group of volunteers working to improve a local nature reserve are asking for people’s ideas to make the area better. 

 The Northern Slopes Initiative (NSI) has produced a draft plan looking at a vision for the reserve by 2030 – which is open for comments until 31 March 2019. 

Recent figures from charity Fields in Trust estimate the wellbeing value from frequent use of parks and open spaces at £34.2 billion per year. 

The NSI hopes by 2030 the Slopes will be “a nature reserve for health and wellbeing, where people can engage in learning, volunteering, exercise, escaping the stresses of modern life and simply have fun.“ 

 Chair of the NSI, Bob Franks, said: “The Slopes are already a great place for people and wildlife, and we would like to make them even better.  

 “But to do that we need people’s views and their own ideas. The plan is just a step on the way to achieving improvements, but even more importantly we need others to work with us.” 

 The plan can be found on: . For a paper copy, text the word PLAN and your name and address to 0779 608 0625. 

 There is also a quick online survey for people to fill in on 

 Comments can be emailed to