Charter of the Southampton National Park City

OUR VISION IS TO MAKE SOUTHAMPTON A CITY WHERE PEOPLE, PLACES AND NATURE ARE BETTER CONNECTED

Let’s make Southampton a National Park City that is rich with nature and where everyone benefits from exploring, playing and learning outdoors

A city where we all enjoy high quality public and green spaces, where the air is clean to breathe and it’s a pleasure to swim in its waters

It is a large-scale and long-term vision that is achievable through many actions. Lots of these things are already happening in Southampton, but by working, learning, sharing and acting together, we can achieve even more

WE ARE WORKING TOGETHER FOR BETTER:

  • LIVES, HEALTH AND WELLBEING
  • WILDLIFE, TREES AND FLOWERS
  • PLACES, HABITATS, AIR, WATER, SEA AND LAND
  • TIME OUTDOORS, CULTURE, ART, PLAYING, WALKING, CYCLING AND EATING
  • LOCALLY GROWN FOOD AND RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION
  • DECISIONS, SHARING, LEARNING AND WORKING TOGETHER
  • RELATIONSHIPS WITH NATURE AND WITH EACH OTHER

THIS CHARTER CONFIRMS THAT WE COLLECTIVELY SHARE THE AMBITION and RESPONSIBILITY AND POWER TO DELIVER THESE THINGS AND MORE

What if we restored nature wherever we can?  What if everybody could lose themselves in nature without leaving the city?  What if we shared more knowledge, ideas, tools and experiences?  What if there were more beautiful sights, smells, sounds and colours in the city?  What if we thought more about those who will be living in the city seven generations from now?  What if there was more celebration and spontaneity?  What if we did more things to care for the people, places and nature we are interdependent with?  What if everyone who lived here could feel that they belonged and feel connected to a vibrant community? 

This Charter draws from the principles and aspirations of the Universal Charter for National Park Cities which aims to inspire others to follow London’s lead

By signing this document I/we pledge to play an active role in making the Southampton National Park City a success.