Public consultation on Rickmansworth Aquadrome Management Plan 2022-2027
17th May 2022
Residents are being urged to have their say on an ambitious new plan to make Rickmansworth Aquadrome an even better visitor experience while enhancing its rich wildlife.
Three Rivers District Council, in partnership with Countryside Management Services, has produced the draft Rickmansworth Aquadrome Management Plan 2022- 2027.
The plan sets out the key priorities for the Aquadrome over the next five years including enriching biodiversity and sustainability, improving accessibility throughout the site and managing the risks of flooding. Further plans include fostering stronger relationships with the local community and further improving the visitor experience with, for example, better signage.
The plan will be used to guide future management of the park and be used to apply for funding to achieve the work.
Residents and park users now have the chance to give their own feedback on the plans. This will inform the final draft management plan which will go before a council committee in August 2022.
There is also the chance to speak to the project team behind the plans at the Rickmansworth Festival (Environmental marquee) being held at the Aquadrome from 20 to 21 May.
Cllr Chris Lloyd, the council’s Lead Member for Leisure, said the new five year plan would both protect and enhance nature in the park, as well as doing more to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.
He said: “The Aquadrome is a much-loved local amenity used by thousands of people including myself. As well as improving the visitor experience there is an opportunity to maximise biodiversity in the Aquadrome, closely linked to our Climate Change Emergency and Sustainability Strategy. This includes reducing grass cutting, creating meadows, reducing lake erosion, enhancing valuable existing habitats and providing opportunities for species such as water voles.
“I hope as many people as possible will take part in the survey so that we can protect and enhance this wonderful community space for future generations.”
The survey is now live and open until 9 June. To take part visit: www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/rickmansworth-aquadrome-consultation-2022-2027