Dave Morris’ response to Simon Jenkins article in the Guardian
Parks are indeed the ‘unsung, unclapped heroes’ of the covid era (Journal, 26th Feb). They are also a chronically under-funded and under-staffed essential public service. We represent the movement of hundreds of thousands of members of local Friends of Parks Groups throughout the UK who care passionately about their local green spaces. They publicise, protect, animate, help maintain, oversee, fundraise and generally champion them. Its time to demand the Government take its responsibilities just as seriously, and ensure parks get the statutory recognition and funding our communities deserve.
Dave Morris, National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces