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Giving Newcastle's parks away (with £10 million) is not the answer - sign the petition today!

November 18, 2017 9:24 AM

ParksOn Monday the Labour Party Cabinet at Newcastle City Council intends to give away our parks. Please sign our petition today.

We, the undersigned residents of Newcastle upon Tyne, call on the Labour administration at the City Council to abandon their proposal to hand the management of the city's parks over to a Trust on the following grounds:

• Management by a Trust would remove essential democratic accountability for our green spaces;
• This loss of accountability could lead to over-commercialisation of parks;
• The draft business plan developed for the Trust is based on many dubious assumptions and unrealistic financial projections;
• None of the income opportunities identified in that business plan actually require the formation of a Trust;
• The other Councils who have considered the Parks' Trust model have abandoned the idea.
You can sign this petition at https://newcastle-libdems.org.uk/en/petition/abandon-the-handover-of-our-parks