My purpose is to help you deliver safe, high quality and well-maintained public parks and open spaces.
~ Jonathan Casbolt ~
Parkscape is owned and operated by independent consultant and freelancer, Jonathan Casbolt. Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in the management and care of public parks and open spaces to his work. His clients are drawn from a diverse range of public and private sector organisations, including local authorities, contracting companies, and trusts
If you’re a local authority or an infrastructure management company and you have a problem that needs sorting out or a project that needs completing, you may not have the necessary expertise in-house, or be able to spare the staff resources to deal with the situation effectively.
As your outsourced expert, I can lend a helping hand and provide a valuable independent perspective. I’m good at thinking outside the square to solve problems and get things done.
A major advantage that I bring to the table, especially when consulting in the area of operations, is that I’ve worked extensively in the industry in both the public and private sectors. I have seen things from both sides of the fence, and the advice I provide is based on practical hands-on experience.
I have a particular strength in the area of operations. I can cast a fresh pair of eyes over your parks and grounds maintenance operations, practices, and systems. I help to problem-solve, and assist with operations planning and mediation.
ADVICE, INVESTIGATION, AND REPORTING
I provide independent advice drawing on my extensive horticultural, parks, and recreation knowledge and experience. I investigate and report on issues important to your business, stakeholders, and your community.
INSPECTIONS AND AUDITS
I provide an objective independent examination of your parks and facilities services. I evaluate and report on park safety using CPTED and other guidelines. I undertake park audits.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
I can assist you with your health and safety responsibilities including:
undertaking health and safety audits;
undertaking hazard and risk assessments;
assisting with incident investigations;
preparing standard operating procedures, job safety analysis, and safe work method statements.
PLANNING AND FACILITATION
I prepare plans and policies to guide the use, development, and management of your parks and open spaces. I consult with user groups, and facilitate workshops.
I undertake asset data collection and condition grading assessments. I also assist with other activity and asset management tasks – from helping to write plans to capital planning and LOS reviews.
TRAINING AND WORKPLACE CONSULTATION
I provide customised training solutions. I mentor and consult with staff to understand their needs, wants, perceived barriers, and enablers to work.