The Council already has a successful, extensive and varied events calendar for our parks in Barnet which we are looking to develop further with a new Events in Parks Policy. The policy will aim to:
• ensure there are local events for local people
• make better use of parks and open spaces
• generate income which contributes to the overall budget for improvements to and maintenance of parks
• explore the introduction of private events
As part of this, an extensive consultation took place between 4th November 2011 and 16th January 2012 which was designed to gather residents’ opinions on the formalisation of the policy and to help understand if there were any key areas that the Council needed to address. The consultation also explored the possibility of extending the policy to include a private event category.