Save our parks!

Times are hard and budgets for parks and open spaces up and down the country are under serious threat. So please consider adding your voice to a national plea to ‘Save our Parks’. The National Federation of Parks and Open Spaces are collecting signatures for a petition calling on the Government to protect and invest in the UK’s public green spaces.
The petition calls on the next Government, in 2015, to:
– hold a national inquiry into the funding and management of the UK’s green spaces
– bring in a statutory duty to monitor and manage these spaces to Green Flag Award standard
– ensure adequate public resources for all green spaces
and asks all political parties to include these policies in their election manifestos.
At a local level, major cuts to the Parks budget are being considered which will have a big impact on the maintenance of our parks and open spaces. The council are consulting on their latest budget proposals – have your say by filling in the budget survey by 5 December at the latest.