Public parks and open spaces in the UK are much loved and used with an estimated 2.6 billion visitors each year, but they are also suffering from severe cuts to parks services made by local authorities as they seek to balance their books. To make matters worse the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) now want to abandon their hugely successful Parks for People programme that invested millions of peoples lottery money into funding the improvement of parks and local facilities.
Heritage Lottery Fund are currently consulting on this change in funding so help us to convince them to rethink and keep this precious funding so our parks can be protected and continue to be enjoyed by everyone. We’ll be handing in the petition to the consultation before it closes on 22 March. The link to the Heritage Lottery Fund consultation is here.