Green and safe spaces
Newport is a greener, healthier and safer place where all communities have easy access to quality greenspace for health, play and recreation.
Intervention Lead: Ceri Davies (Natural Resources Wales)
Intervention Lead: Huw Jakeway (South Wales Fire & Rescue Service)
Partnership Team Support: Holly Butterworth (Natural Resources Wales) / Emma Wakeham (NCC)
What steps will we take
Short term (0-5 years)
- Develop a collaborative Newport-wide green infrastructure vision and plan which is adopted and delivered by all partners.
- All PSB partners can clearly articulate and demonstrate the benefit of green infrastructure in their services and are working together to maximise tangible benefits (measured and set from the data & trend analysis).
- Identify and apply a preventative approach to targeting crime, antisocial behaviour and challenging negative perceptions that deter people from using green spaces and parks.
- Maintain, promote and mobilise people and communities to use green spaces for recreation and physical activity.
Medium term (5-10 years)
- Communities have clear mechanisms for how they can lever benefits, create jobs, and prosper from Newport's green infrastructure resource.
- Measurable levels of fly tipping, arson, crime and other antisocial behaviour have stabilised and a downward trend is evident.
- Communities taking an active role in managing, deciding upon and benefiting from their green infrastructure network based on their well-being needs, but actively supported by PSB partners who facilitate and enable this mass participation.
Long term (10-25 years)
- 25 year vision: "Newport is Wales' most improved urban area across all measurable metrics"
- Communities have access to high quality gree spaces and are using these for recreation, travel and exercise.
- Environmental crime and antisocial behaviour is minimised.
- The city is completely navigable on traffic free sustainable / active travel routes that form part of the connected green infrastructure network.
- Communities are actively involved in managing their green spaces.
- The benefits of green infrastructure are being maximised and are generating multiple economic and cultural benefits.