Dear Richard W.
With elections happening across the UK next week we want to focus on the significant role that elected representatives can have on protecting our parks and green spaces.
Providing free access to parks and green spaces – our most universal of public services – is not something that is politically contested. By building cross-party support to champion the value of local parks, politicians can protect the local green spaces that matter to you – their constituents. If you have valued your local park over the last year, please encourage your election candidates to support the six points set out in the Parks Protector Pledge.
- Value parks and green spaces for their contribution to multiple policy agendas
- Champion the important public service parks and green spaces provide locally
- Advocate for policies that safeguard parks and green spaces across the country
- Endorse the legal protection of my local parks and green spaces
- Encourage sufficient and equitable provision of parks and green spaces for all
- Support community volunteers on parks and green spaces
And we know it works, last month Liverpool City Council committed to protect all of its green space. Forever. That’s 100 parks totalling over 1,000 hectares that will never be built on. Will your council do the same?
Take action for green spaces near you
We need you to join us in calling on elected representatives to show their support for legally protecting local green spaces. Contact your local candidates by email or social media and encourage them to demonstrate their commitment.