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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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