Current Planning Issues
David Allister, Richmond Council Head of Parks and Open spaces gave an excellent talk to the Kew Society about 'The Frontier of Park Management'
For 11 years David Allister has been the Head of Parks and Open Spaces for the Richmond Council. During that time he has seen 2 trends in park management. The first is the national trend of cuts and decline in the industry, but the second one is of continued improvement in the Borough of Richmond which has seen satisfaction levels rise from 66% when he joined to a current high of 94%. David has led a unique approach to park management which is setting the new standard and will need to continue to push the frontiers to ensure Parks remain as important in the future as they have in the past.
Our thanks to David for a really interesting evening.