Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
In 2014 the Labour Party made a manifesto
commitment in their ‘The change we need’ document that
if elected they would seek to afford the borough’s parks and
open spaces with better protection.
This report seeks Cabinet approval enter an individual Deed of Dedication with Fields in Trust (where appropriate) to protect the borough's parks and open spaces.
This approach has been endorsed by both the Parks Commission and the Community Safety, Environment and Residents Services Policy and Accountability Committee.
1. To endorse the recommendation of the Parks Commission and the Community Safety, Environment and Residents Service Policy and Accountability Committee that the Council protect the borough’s parks and open spaces via entering into individual site Deeds of Dedication with Fields in Trust as appropriate.
2. To delegate authority to the Director for Transport and Highways, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents Services, the Cabinet Member for Finance and the Strategic Director of Finance to work with the Parks Commission and individual park groups to progress their specific deed of dedication with Fields in Trust.
3. To acknowledge the positive input from all those involved in the Parks Commission in reaching a common consensus.
Report author: Ian Ross
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Date of decision: 04/12/2017
Decided at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet
Effective from: 11/12/2017