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Communities and Local Government Committee
Report and Government Response published.
Evidence given by Andrew Percy MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Department for Communities and Local Government.
Evidence given by Lydia Ragoonanan, Senior Programme Manager, Nesta, and Eddie Curry, Chair, Core Cities Parks and Greenspace Group; Mark Walton, Director, Shared Assets, Alan Carter, Director of Portfolio Management, the Land Trust, and David Foster, Chief Executive, The Parks Trust Milton Keynes (at 10.45am).
Evidence given by Councillor Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, Birmingham City Council, Andrew Hinchley, Green Space Development Officer, London Borough of Camden, Ian Walmsley, Greenspace Manager, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, and Councillor Matthew Balfour, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Kent County Council; Dr Katy Layton-Jones, The Gardens Trust, Merrick Denton-Thompson OBE, President, The Landscape Institute, Julia Thrift, Projects and Operations Director, TCPA, and James Harris, Policy and Networks Manager, RTPI (at 4.45pm).
Evidence given by 38 Degrees; Sue Ireland, Vice Chair, The Parks Alliance, Peter Neal, Author of State of UK Parks 2016, Ellie Robinson, Assistant Director of External Affairs, National Trust, and Drew Bennellick, Head of Landscape and Natural Heritage UK, Heritage Lottery Fund (at 4.15pm); Dave Morris, Chair, National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces, Ben Shimshon, Founding Partner, Britain Thinks, Emma Boggis, Chief Executive, Sports and Recreation Alliance, and Will Smithard, Strategic Projects Director, ukactive (at 5.00pm).
Letter from Matthew Bradbury, Chair, The Parks Alliance to the Committee regarding Public Parks Inquiry, 19 December 2016