Save our Parks

Parks and open spaces throughout the country are under serious threat. So please consider adding your voice to a national petition to “Save our Parks”. The National Federation of Parks and Open Paces are collecting signatures for a petition calling on the Government to protect and invest in the country’s public green spaces.

The petition calls upon the next Government, in 2015, to:

-hold a public 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

At a local level, major cuts to Growth and Neighbourhoods budget are being considered which will have a big impact on the maintenance of parks and open spaces. The council are consulting on the latest budget options- have your say through the council website.

About kenshone

I am a 76 year old retired architect with an abiding interest in Whitworth Park, in Manchester. This started when I was involved professionally in work on the local area in 1964 but became more intense through my work in retirement on the committee of the Friends of the Whitworth - Whitworth Art Gallery being part of the original concept for the Park but until 2009 from it by a fence. The poor condition of the Park in 2004 prompted the birth of Friends of Whitworth Park in 2006, of which I am currently Chair.
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