Liverpool – ‘Privatising’ its parks!?

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/plans-outsource-two-liverpool-parks-13039050

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

This is a worrying process. At one end the potential to put parks and open spaces in the hands of those who simply want to exploit them for private/commercial gain must surely be met with a big ‘NO’. But alternatives such as spaces being run by community groups, co-operatives and mutual organisations has its appeal to an old Liberal like me because it could be, if handled well, a decentralisation process putting the management of such facilities in the hands of the communities which use them.

At present this process is potentially both a threat and an opportunity; I hope that Liverpool City Council does not allow it become former!

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