WHAT sports, outdoor and leisure facilities would you like to see in Bridgwater and the surrounding area?

Sedgemoor District Council's planning policy team wants to hear your thoughts and idea as it is carrying out an Open Space, Sport and Recreation Study for the whole district and all residents are invited to have their say as the council look to devise short-term and long-term strategies and priorities.

This could be areas such as playing pitches, play areas, indoor sports facilities and informal spaces for recreation such as country parks, allotments or village greens where people play sport or spend their leisure time.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council said: "The aim of the study is to make sure that local communities have access to facilities, services and open spaces.

"The study will incorporate a Playing Pitch Strategy, a Play audit, a Built Facilities assessment and an assessment of informal recreation space."

The survey is open now and can be filled in by visiting sedgemoor-consult.limehouse.co.uk/public/residentssurvey.

The study is also accompanied by an online interactive map which can be found by visiting webmaps.sedgemoor.gov.uk/connect/analyst/mobile/#/main?mapcfg=open_space_sport_recreation.

The map displays the current understanding of the open space, sport and recreational spaces in Sedgemoor, including those that have recently been lost, and those which are planned for the future.

The map also distinguishes which sites are publicly-owned and which are privately-owned.

The Sedgemoor District Council spokesman continued: "Should you require any assistance in completing the survey, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Planning Policy team on 01278 435544 or by emailing ldf@sedgemoor.gov.uk where a member of staff will be happy to help you. "

The deadline for completing and submitting the questionnaires for the study is Friday, March 1.