Published: 19th Mar 2021

Liverpool City Council is set to protect and guarantee access to its parks and green spaces, forever. The council’s cabinet meets today (19 March) to discuss legally protecting 100 much-loved parks and green spaces across the city. Councillors will also set out the ambition that every resident will live no more than a ten-minute walk from a high-quality green space. The commitment is part of a new strategic partnership between the local authority and the charity Fields in Trust. As part of the wider city recovery plan, Liverpool’s acting mayor, Cllr Wendy Simon has committed to work with Fields in Trust and secure legal protection of Liverpool’s entire portfolio of green space. ‘Liverpool is blessed to have so many stunning green spaces, and this new initiative means we can ensure everyone has access to free, local outdoor spaces for sport, play and recreation, forever,’ said Cllr Simon. ‘The health, wellbeing and community benefits these … (To read the full article, subscribe below)