We probably all want to make sure that National Parks are the best they can possibly be for the future. To try and make sure that is the case the Campaign for National Parks is finding out what people like about them at the moment, but also asking what they would like to see improved.
Sir Chris Bonington, mountaineer and honorary life vice president of Campaign for National Parks, said: “Our National Parks contain a natural beauty equal to any that I have observed anywhere in the world. The fact that they have been preserved so well is due to the protection and loving care given by their status as National Parks.
“We should never be complacent however. The needs of the people living within the Parks and of those visiting them, gaining so much from their beauty and character, have inevitably changed with the years. I’ve spoken out in the past about changes to National Parks that would be beneficial to local people and the economy. I think these kinds of things need to be discussed in this conversation that I warmly welcome. The challenge is getting the right balance.”
Fiona Howie, chief executive of Campaign for National Parks said: “If National Parks are to remain special and valued for decades to come, we need to hear as many people’s perspectives as possible.
“Whether you think the Parks are brilliant just as they are, have thoughts on what could make sure the Parks are vibrant and sustainable for decades to come, or even if you’ve never been in a National Park because you don’t think they’re for you, we want to hear from you.”
Have your say by taking part in the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/cnp80yrs