Published: 20th Apr 2021

Fields in Trust has called on candidates in May’s elections to recognise the importance of our local parks and green spaces and sign a pledge committing to protect them from development if elected. The Parks Protector Pledge contains six key points which set out how elected policymakers can work to protect, support and champion green spaces for good, both locally and nationally. Candidates standing for election to the Scottish Parliament, Senedd Cymru, London Assembly and elected Mayoralties in England are invited to make a public commitment to the Pledge. Forty MPs, representing five different parties, signed the Parks Protector Pledge at the 2019 General Election. Fields in Trust is also encouraging voters to ask their candidates how they will support local parks and green spaces if elected. ‘We know from our original research that parks and green spaces contribute to community health and wellbeing,’ said charity chief executive, Helen Griffiths. ‘Parks and green spaces … (To read the full article, subscribe below)