Victory for Mail On Sunday’s Save Our Parks campaign! Ministers to deliver £9m boost for 100 new and improved green spaces across Britain

  • Birmingham, Liverpool, Carlisle and 16 London boroughs are set to benefit 
  •  £2 million of the fund will be used to plant trees, making the air cleaner for all  
  • Levelling Up Parks Fund will revamp or create parks in 85 neighbourhoods

Ministers have hailed The Mail on Sunday’s Save Our Parks campaign, as they deliver a much-needed £9 million boost for 100 new and improved green spaces across Britain.

Cash from the new Levelling Up Parks Fund will be given to local councils to create or significantly revamp parks in 85 neighbourhoods currently deprived of outdoor areas.

The Government said it hopes these parks will increase access to green space for families who need it most, especially those without gardens.

Areas set to benefit include Birmingham, Liverpool, Carlisle and 16 London boroughs.

The new funding is a victory for the MoS campaign, launched in 2018. Our rallying cry to save green spaces from greedy developers won widespread support from politicians, celebrities and hundreds of thousands of readers.

Parks across Britain in Birmingham, Liverpool, Carlisle and 16 London boroughs are all set to benefit from the £9m boost in funding 

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, said: ‘The Mail on Sunday has championed our great British parks for years, and I’d like to thank readers for rallying to the call.

‘Parks provide sanctuary within our towns and cities and places for people to come together. I want more and better parks as we level up across the country, and that’s why I have taken action to invest in them.

‘I hope readers will welcome this action and enjoy the benefits for years to come.’

Some £2 million of the fund will be used to plant trees, making the air cleaner for people and wildlife.

The Mail On Sunday’s Save Our Parks campaign, launched in 2018 with a rallying cry to save green spaces from greedy developers and has gone on to win widespread support from politicians, celebrities and hundreds of thousands of readers

Lord Goldsmith, the Forestry Minister, said: ‘This will ensure people from all backgrounds have access to nature within public green spaces in our urban communities, where tree cover is often the lowest.

‘It will help us meet our tree- planting ambitions – as well as making our towns and cities healthier, better insulated against a changing climate, and generally more pleasant places to be.’

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