A group in charge of transforming Newtown's green spaces want to hear from residents about what would make them use them more often.

Open Newtown and Powys Local Public Health (Wales) Team have commissioned a short survey for people to fill in, and are hoping for over 500 responses by the end of this month.

Stuart Owen, Chair of Open Newtown, said “We want to encourage use of our beautiful green open spaces. We’re interested in what motivates people to walk and what prevents people from regular walking. How often do people walk for 15 to 20 minutes a day and get out breath? What would encourage people to walk more often and drop the occasional car journey?”

"All information received will help to inform us and let us know what we can do to facilitate improvements and access to our green spaces, and your responses will be invaluable, influencing decisions about improved walking routes and promotional activities.”

The printed survey is available to collect from Cultivate’s Local Food Shop in Newtown’s Market Hall and the survey is also available online via bit.ly/open-newtown-walking or in Welsh bit.ly/cerdded-agor-drenewydd