In crisis-prone Tory UK you can’t even go for a walk in the park

Here’s another shot in the foot for Tory credibility.

Drastic Tory underfunding over the last 12 Tory years is seriously degrading not just the quality and safety of public parks, but also their accessibility – their very public-ness.

Local authorities in England alone are spending £330 million less per year on public parks than before 2010.

And they are fencing them off to gain the income from hosting private festivals, after the Covid-19 crisis proved that our parks are essential – particularly to people with no green spaces of their own.

The Guardian article from which I’m getting this information paraphrases US folk singer Utah Phillips to describe the situation very well:

“Our public realm is not dying, it is being killed – and those who are killing it have names, addresses and lanyards for party conference season.”

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