William Eichler 26 March 2019

Nearly £4m made available for 'pocket parks'

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Over 40 derelict urban spaces across the country are to benefit from the Government’s multi-million pound pocket park fund.

The parks and green spaces minister Rishi Sunak today confirmed that 150 community-led groups will receive funding through the £3.75m Pocket Parks Plus Programme.

Today’s announcement also includes the allocations of the £9.7m funding to local authorities to enhance the resources they need to maintain and boost recreational spaces.

‘Parks and green spaces – no matter what size – are huge assets to our towns and cities and offer us all opportunities to relax, socialise, exercise and play,’ Mr Sunak said.

‘From grabbing a quick break from the pressures of everyday life, to walking the dog, parks offer a place to get close to nature, engage with their communities and can help people overcome social isolation.

‘From the creation of valuable new green spots to the day-to-day upkeep of public places, the Pocket Parks Plus Programme gives local leaders and their communities the means to better maintain, protect and enhance their treasured green spaces.’

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