Green for Victory: Parks and responsibility

Of the 3000 parks in London, the majority are owned by local authorities. Due to decades of budget cuts, it is becoming increasingly common for councils to transfer these over to local community groups. Freed from quarterly spend reporting and top-down management chains, the benefits of community management mean that a park can more directly understand and react to the needs of its people. However, these groups rely solely on goodwill, free time and personal investment.

Through data, walking and talking to the people of Wandle Park, we interrogate how the council and community can better cooperate for the good of our parks and the good of our people.

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