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Parks and green spaces -Liberal Democrats call for more information about Liverpool/Fields in Trust partnership

“Luton should follow Liverpool’s lead, there can’t be a town anywhere in Britain more in need of protection for its parks and green open spaces.”

Liberal Democrat leader, Cllr. David Franks

Following the news that Liverpool City Council has partnered with the national charity Fields in Trust to protect the city’s parks and green open spaces Liberal Democrat Councillors have asked for a full report on the agreement to be made to Luton Council’s Overview & Scrutiny Board.

“It looks like a really trailblazing initiative by this respected National Charity and Liverpool’s Council has seized the opportunity to be the first to take up the challenge,” says Cllr. David Franks, Liberal Democrat leader of the opposition on the Council.

“Luton should follow Liverpool’s lead, there can’t be a town anywhere in Britain more in need of protection for its parks and green open spaces. Luton now has a serious chance to put together a partnership deal which will make a difference for future generations. It would be crazy to ignore the possibilities of a partnership arrangement. We have to find out a lot more about how it works.”

In an email to the Council’s Democracy Department the Liberal Democrats have asked for a full report on the details of the deal and any costs involved. Fields in Trust is a long-standing national charity which used to be known as the National Playing Fields Association.


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