Hart District Council have recently prepared, with the help of an independent researcher, a ‘Fleet Pond Customer Needs Report’. The Steering Group for this report includes the Environment Agency, Fleet Pond Society (FPS), Hart District Council, and Natural England.
The objectives of this report are:
- To identify areas of potential improvements to the visitor experience (at Fleet Pond)
- To produce designs and visualisations of potential improvements
- To provide cost estimates against improvements and components
- To invite comment on these ideas, and submission of others.
Some of the ideas for improvements to the amenities suggested by the consultants for Fleet Pond are radical departures from the current situation, which FPS feels are inappropriate for a nature reserve. Consequently FPS encourages all interested readers to read through this document and to respond to Hart with their own views.
Any decisions made may have a lasting consequence so now is the time to raise any issues you may have.
Hard copies of the report will be available to the public in Fleet Library and the Fleet Civic Offices from 7th December. It is also available for download here.
The consultation will take place from 7th December 2012 to 20th January 2013.
Hart District Council will analyse all responses to this report and, taking these views into account, then create a visitor strategy for Fleet Pond Nature Reserve covering the next few years.
You can respond to the consultation by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can post your responses to:
Fleet Pond Visitor Strategy Consultation,
Leisure and Environmental Promotion
Civic Offices, Harlington Way,
Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4AE
Hart would be grateful if you could highlight the paragraph or page that you are referring to in order for them to see your comments in context.
If you would like to discuss any of the matters raised with FPS directly, prior to responding, please contact the FPS Chairman, Colin Gray, who would be delighted to hear your views and comments.
Contact details: phone 01252 616183 or email Colin Gray.