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Share your views on public parks

Mon 12 Sep 2016

Act now on public parks - Be part of the inquiry into public parks and help shape their future.

There are an estimated 27,000 public parks in Britain, with an estimated 2.6bn visits made each year. However, local authorities have no statutory duty to fund or maintain them. A 2014 report by the Heritage Lottery Fund found 86% of park managers had seen cuts to their budgets since 2010. The Communities and Local Government Committee is looking at how parks should be supported now and in the future. This includes studying alternative management and funding models, such as mutuals or trusts.

How you can help

Help shape government policy on public parks by sharing your views today. Fill in our survey to let us know what you think of your local park

Get involved by using #myparkmatters on Twitter and let the Committee know why you value your local parks.

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