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Clive Betts joins Fields in Trust board

Prominent MP Clive Betts (pictured) has joined green space charity Fields in Trust as a new trustee and will take on the volunteer role with immediate effect.

Mr Betts is the longstanding chairman of the housing, communities and local government select committee and has represented his home town of Sheffield since 1976.

He was one of the first MPs to sign up to Fields in Trust’s Parks Protector Pledge during the 2019 election campaign.

Following the landmark decision of Liverpool City Council to legally protect their whole portfolio of parks and green space with Fields in Trust, Clive Betts will support the charity’s work to encourage other local authorities across the country to replicate Liverpool’s civic leadership, ensuring the benefits of green space access can be extended to more communities.

‘I’m really looking forward to working with Fields in Trust,’ said Mr Betts.

‘Over the past year our parks have been valued more than ever, particularly by those people without access to private gardens, and yet the future funding and long-term access to these spaces is at risk. I look forward to working with Fields in Trust to champion, support and protect green spaces and secure the health and wellbeing benefits they provide.’

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