Park privatisation must be ditched, government told
by Sofia Lotto Persio
CAMPAIGNERS called on the government yesterday to abandon plans to privatise Britain’s parks amid fears that cuts are forcing local authorities to sell off spaces.
The government is carrying out an inquiry into the future of public parks, which closes on Friday. Campaign group We Own It and Survation carried out a survey of over 1,000 people, with 70 per cent of respondents saying that privatisation was unacceptable, while well over 80 per cent were unwilling to pay increased charges for park facilities.
The privatisation of public parks is already under way. In... read more
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