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Abandon the handover of our Parks

ParksWe, the undersigned residents of Newcastle upon Tyne, call on the Labour administration at theCity 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.

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