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In a ground breaking move Haringey Friends of Parks Forum has created Haringey's first ever e-petition.

Haringey's e-petition page is here. In order to electronically sign the  petition you must register, verify your email address and log on. This is a sensible precaution against spurious signatories. 

The petition will run from now until 30th June. If it reaches 2200 signatures it will be debated in full council.

It reads

We the undersigned petition the council to - halt cuts to parks staffing and maintenance budgets, and to keep all on-site staff depots. - put adequate resources into our vital local parks and green spaces

We object to…

- the slashing of local park budgets by over 50% (£1m)
- the threat of drastic cuts to the number of staff working in our parks. Our hardworking and much needed staff are currently being consulted over compulsory redundancies - we send them our support.
- plans to close a number of parks’ depots or lease them out to street cleaning teams

The Council's spending on green spaces is already in the lowest 'quartile' of comparable boroughs, yet these threatened cuts are almost the highest in the UK.

We believe this will make our green spaces unsafe, and undo the improvements the Friends Groups have worked so hard for over the last 10 years. It will return them back to the shocking neglect of the 1980/90s.

We call on the Council to halt the plans, and put adequate resources into our vital local parks and green spaces.

Residents and park users are also circulating paper peitions - available to download at:

>http://www.haringeyresidents.org/what's+new

Started by: Dave Morris (Haringey Friends of Parks Forum)

On reaching 2200 signatures A debate will be held at full Council

This ePetition runs from 01/05/2011 to 30/06/2011.

 

Tags: haringey, parks, petition

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I've signed it - it was exceptionally easy.  Please everyone sign it and keep our parks well maintained. London's green spaces are so important.

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