Charity stresses importance of support for parks at crucial time

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London Parks & Green Spaces Forum has rebranded under the simpler moniker of Parks for London.

The charity, which was set up in 2013, will continue to act as an umbrella organisation for groups working with green spaces across the capital, providing strategic advice and a representative voice.

Tony Leach, chief executive of Parks for London, said: ‘Whilst the name of the charity has changed, Parks for London’s aims remain the same; advising and informing supporters of developments in the sector, advocating and protecting the existing parks and green spaces now and in the future, and celebrating and promoting the diversity of green infrastructure across London.’

Sue Ireland, chair of the trustees added: ‘Parks and green spaces across London are facing increasing pressures with funding cuts, and demand for housing. This gives us the opportunity to work with our supporters to find innovative solutions to help secure the future of our parks and green spaces, and work with the private sector to support their ambitions for new green spaces in new developments across London.’Parks for London

The next Friends Groups Network meeting will be held on 21 November at City Hall, SE1, from 6-8pm. To find out more about Parks for London, visit its revamped website.

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