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The Community and Local Government Committee launched an inquiry into public parks last month. The purpose of the inquiry is to determine the best way to support parks, now and in the future. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2016.
There are several ways to support the inquiry:
In order to fully understand the importance of our public parks, links to the following websites may be helpful:
NHS Forest website has an excellent ‘Evidence’ page listing useful research.
A 2004 report entitled The Value of Public Space produced by Cabe Space Design Council also includes a bibliography.
2012 Forestry Commission ‘Greenspace design for health and well-being’ written by Aileen Shackell and Robin Walter includes a section offering suggestions for further reading.
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