'Pocket parks' and crowdfunding given the green light by Royal Borough committee

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'Pocket parks' and crowdfunding given the green light by Royal Borough committee

Cllr Jack Rankin

Plans to create a new network of parks and develop a crowdfunding system have been given the thumbs up by the Royal Borough’s Policy Committee.

The proposals, which were presented at Monday’s meeting, will now be discussed at cabinet meetings later in the year.

The ‘pocket parks’ scheme would see small plots of ‘unused, undeveloped or derelict’ land transformed into areas for public enjoyment.

Cllr Jack Rankin (Con, Castle Without) said: “We all have areas in our wards which we’re under utilising, so the idea is to get some community engagement and give these areas some TLC.

"I think the important thing is to engage and get what members and communities want.”

Plans to introduce a crowdfunding platform for projects in the Royal Borough was also well received, with councillors supportive of the potential for greater ‘community engagement’ and the possibility for money raised to be match-funded by the borough.

The meeting took place at the Windsor Guildhall.

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