I am not often a fan of local government, our own in particular. There is often an inherent arrogance, or well meaning condescension, that rankles. However I do acknowledge there is a need for local services and amenities to be coordinated. But once local services are out of the way there are often projects that steamroller ahead regardless of local feelings.
That aside, our local council has recently been responsible for an initiative that I applaud wholeheartedly. Take a look at these.
The park is home to a nesting pair of sparrow hawks and a pair of tawny owls. We also have a new (healthier) family of foxes. It is a haven on the doorstep for our urban dwelling; we have walked in the dark and hooted with the owls, strolled in the sunshine and seen the woodpecker and the squirrels. The park is used by everyone locally: dog walkers parents and children, joggers, local footballers, golfers and walkers.