In Autumn 2016 the Council commissioned EKOS Consultants to undertake a Community Placemaking exercise for Victoria Park to find a way forward together in collaboration with the stakeholders and community representatives of the surrounding areas of the park.

The placemaking exercise involved a series of community events and meetings and concluded in March 2017 when the consultants produced a draft Action Plan and draft Strategic Development Plan for the Park.

At this time it was unclear how things would progress and so DRCET offered to facilitate a further series of meetings of the community stakeholders and representatives to consider the two draft plans. This offer was accepted by those that had been involved with the Placemaking exercise and the Victoria Park Working Group was established. The list of organisations involved is shown below.

Following the discussions of the Working Group it was agreed, as per the findings of the Placemaking exercise, that a new organisation be set up to take forward the delivery of the Strategic Development Plan. More information about this will be available in due course.

All the reports and papers from the Community Placemaking exercise and the Working Group meeting notes are available on the Council website.

The Working Group was made up of representatives from the following organisations that had participated in the Community Placemaking exercise:

Note: the organisations marked * above have decided to no longer be involved in the working group