01 Jul 2018

The Charter for Parks, launched by the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces, and a coalition of national organisations, has called on on Prime Minister Theresa May and First Ministers Nicola Sturgeon, Carwyn Jones and Arlene Foster, to celebrate these spaces and take action to safeguard them.

The Charter calls on the UK’s four political leaders to:

  • Endorse a legal duty for all public greenspace to be managed to a good standard
  • Ensure adequate long-term resources for maintenance, management and improvements
  • Recognise the right of every citizen to have access within walking distance to a good-quality public greenspace
  • Celebrate the central role well-run parks play in our neighbourhoods for all sections of our communities
  • Embed effective protection from inappropriate development or use, or loss of any part of our parks
  • Encourage and enable community involvement and empowerment of local people and park users

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