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Labour had promoted local Parks Tax in Parliament

November 18, 2016 10:19 AM

Despite denials, this is what Newcastle Labour's Cabinet Member responsible for parks said in evidence to the House of Commons : Residents who live close to a well maintained parks benefit from quality green space on their doorstep and increased property prices. A local tax could be targeted at these beneficiaries and the income earmarked to local parks to fund maintenance.

Full testimony here :

http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/communities-and-local-government-committee/parks/written/39528.html