Powis Square - Feedback on summer opening and closing times and dog use

Closes 20 Feb 2023

Opened 9 Jan 2023

Overview

This consultation focuses on whether the opening and closing times should be amended during the summer months, April through to August and how dogs should use the Square and how this should be controlled or managed.

Summer opening and closing times

Powis Square is currently open to the public from 7.30am every morning and closes when dusk falls.

The current opening and closing times for this period are displayed below:

Time periods Opening and closing times
4 April to 24 April 7.30am – 8pm
25 April to 8 May 7.30am – 8.30pm
9 May to 29 May 7.30am – 9pm
30 May to 24 July 7.30am – 9.30pm
25 July to 14 August 7.30am – 9pm
15 August to 28 August 7.30am – 8.30pm
29 August to 4 September 7.30am – 8pm

The Council has received requests from residents to review the opening and closing times during the peak summer months. The Parks Project team on behalf of the Council is carrying out this consultation to see if the proposed reduction in times is more widely supported. If supported, the revised opening and closing times would be implemented from April 2023, for a trial period of two years.  

Dogs using Powis Square

Dogs are currently allowed to use and access Powis Square. The views from residents and park users vary greatly from dog owners wishing to use the area to exercise their dogs, some park users wanting dogs to use the space and some park users totally against dogs being in the space or wanting an enclosed dog area installed. The Council wishes to consult residents on how dogs should use the Square and how this should be controlled or managed.

Why your views matter

The Parks Projects Team, on behalf of the Council, would like your views on whether the opening and closing times at Powis Square should be amended during the summer months and also how dogs should use the Square and how this should be controlled or managed.

This survey will be open for six weeks from 9 January 2023 to 20 February 2023.

Give us your views

Areas

  • Colville

Interests

  • Environment
  • Environmental Health
  • Leisure
  • Parks
  • Consultations