The Royal Parks charity is looking to recruit people to join a panel to help shape the future of some of London’s most iconic spaces.
The Royal Parks Panel is a new research platform that will allow The Royal Parks to listen to your views on their activities. The Panel is for everyone, whether you live and work locally or visit from further afield, and whatever you use the parks for – leisure, commuting, entertainment, relaxing or exercising. The Royal Parks would also like to hear the views of people who don’t use the parks often, to help them continually improve and ensure the parks are welcoming for all.
Your feedback will play a pivotal role in the decisions made regarding the future of The Royal Parks. It’s a great opportunity for you to make an impact in London and your local area.
Membership of the panel will involve around two online surveys a year, with each taking approximately ten to fifteen minutes to complete. As a thank you, participants will be entered into a monthly prize drawn to win a £50 voucher.
People who sign up to the panel can also opt in to take part in other research, such as short polls, focus groups and interviews to help the charity learn more about what visitors want from the Royal Parks.
With over 5,000 acres of historic parkland, The Royal Parks provide beautiful green spaces in the heart of the capital. These spaces include Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St. James’s Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park Bushy Park, The Regents Park & Primrose Hill, Victoria Tower Gardens and Brompton Cemetery.
The Royal Parks are working with research partner trueology, an independent market research company, who will be in touch with you on their behalf.
We want the public to have an ongoing say on how the parks are run and to find out their views on what should stay the same and what can be improved.
We know people adore these iconic open spaces, and we are proud of our 96% approval rating, but we want to delve deeper into what matters to our visitors. Equally we want to hear from those who don’t visit often or who don’t feel that the parks are for them and find out the reasons why, so we can do better, and be better.
Lucy Kellett, Head of Visitor Experience at The Royal Parks