The second public consultation on the Government’s new National Outdoor Recreation Strategy, which is currently being developed by Comhairle na Tuaithe (The Countryside Council) has been launched.
“By ‘outdoor recreation’, we mean activities that take place in the natural environment, such as walking, canoeing and wild swimming. It does not include activities that take place outdoors on confined courses or pitches (such as golf, football, show jumping) nor motorised activities (such as quads) except for ability assistance, activities that do not involve human effort/power or hunting and shooting as they do not fall within the remit of Comhairle na Tuaithe and therefore are not within the scope of this strategy.
In Phase 1, we gathered your views on key themes in outdoor recreation to help develop the Strategy. We received positive feedback from you on the proposed Strategy vision, mission and values. Vision: Ireland’s outdoors, a world of activities for all.
Mission: The strategy will lead, guide and facilitate the sustainable development and management of outdoor recreation and increased participation, in order to realise social, health and economic benefits. We will do this whilst respecting the custodians of the land and water, caring for the environment and promoting
Values: Collaboration, Leadership, Inclusion, Quality, Respect, Adventure
Based on feedback from Phase 1, we developed proposed objectives and actions for 6 key themes. In Phase 2, we are now seeking your views on these objectives and actions prior to making final decisions on the Strategy content.
To accurately capture your views on the 6 themes, please complete the short online survey. For each theme, brief background information, the proposed objective and proposed actions are provided within the survey for you to comment on. All information relating to Phase 2 consultation is contained within this survey; there is no separate document to reference.
The information gathered will be confidential and anonymous. If you choose to supply an email address, the information will still be anonymised, but we will send you a link to the Strategy once it has been launched.”
The consultation will close on 17 May 2022 at midnight.
The consultation can be accessed at the following link – https://www.gov.ie/en/
PDF Copy of Survey for information purposes. NORS Public Consultation 2