UK parks face threat of decline with severe consequences !

Lewisham Green Spaces Forum (formerly Lewisham Parks Forum)

UK public parks closed

11 February 2017

“The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee report on public parks warns that parks are at a tipping point and face a period of decline with potentially severe consequences unless their vital contribution to areas such as public health, community integration and climate change mitigation is recognised.

Councils should publish strategic plans

The Public parks report highlights considerable challenges for the sector including reduced council spending, with parks management budgets cut by up to 97 per cent, the need for parks to compete with other services for funding, and planning policy not giving them enough weight, particularly as a result of pressures to increase housing supply.

The Committee call on councils to publish strategic plans, which recognise the value of parks beyond leisure and recreation and set out how they will be managed to maximise their contribution to wider…

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One comment on “UK parks face threat of decline with severe consequences !

  1. Richard Homolka says:

    We needs to keep the Mountsfield park open for children and adults alike but closing the park is not what we wants is time to spruced up the park and keep it gong as long as possible.


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