Paul Rabbitts FRSA FLI
Author, Parks Historian, Public Speaker
|Posted on July 31, 2016 at 1:50 PM|
This blog has being coming for a while now and for a number of reasons:-
"Councils might be desperate for cash, but charging parkrun isn’t the solution" Guardian 15th April 2016
But in MOST cases, the answer is decent funding for decent parks and managed by local authorities. The sector is struggling to be heard and has one singular voice - the Parks Alliance but not much else.
A glimmer of light on the horizon? a new governement in place - same policies possibly but a new Prime Minister and Cabinet who might listen. What have we got though - a public inquiry into public parks. This is so important and if you care about our natural health service then you need to play your part, whether as an individual, or as an organisation, group, Friends Group, local authority. Our green spaces and public parks matter. Without quality parks and green spaces, we are all less well off. Remember why we had public parks in the first place? Easily cut, easily lost? without doubt and we would be worse off without them.
The inquiry link is below. Please do your bit.