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We have welcomed the London Assembly’s recommendations to the Mayor to recognise, protect and improve London’s green spaces.
The Assembly has published ‘Park Life: ensuring green spaces remain a hit with Londoners’, with seven recommendations for the Mayor to include in the forthcoming Environment Strategy. These include extending and improving access to London’s green spaces, safeguarding their financial future, providing a clear vision for their management and championing green spaces.
Says Kate Ashbrook, our general secretary: ‘The Open Spaces Society was born 152 years ago to protect London’s open spaces. Our early victories included the rescue of Hampstead Heath, Wimbledon Common and Epping Forest. We have campaigned ever since for the protection and promotion of London’s vital green spaces.
‘We are delighted that the Assembly has picked up the baton and is challenging the Mayor to deliver top-quality green spaces for Londoners to enjoy.’