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Public Parks under threat


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The Communities and Local Government Committee launched an inquiry (11th July 2016) into public parks to examine the impact of reduced local authority budgets on these open spaces and consider concerns that their existence is under threat.

 

Terms of reference: Public parks


 

This week 11th 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. 

 


 


 

Important points made in the report about an essential aspect of town and city life

 

Why do parks matter?

 

The role of parks

 

Children and young people

 

Physical and mental health and wellbeing

 

Active travel

 

Community cohesion and identity

 

Biodiversity and access to nature

 

Local economy and growth

 

Climate change and the environment

 

The diverse role of parks

 

Assessing the value of parks

 

What is the state of Hereford's parks and open spaces?

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