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Friends groups wary of cash-strapped council’s park plans

Inside Croydon

Another resident closely involved with a parks group has aired reservations about Croydon Council’s “Premier League” of the borough’s parks, questioning the lack of consultation regarding a public survey conducted last year, and the failure to discuss proposals with friends groups.

Grange Park in Old Coulsdon: left to its own devices by a cash-strapped council Grange Park in Old Coulsdon: left to its own devices by a cash-strapped council

Grange Park, in Old Coulsdon, the venue for the annual summer fete and many other community events through the year, is among the more than 100 parks, gardens and open spaces to be excluded from the select six “Master Parks” which were named by the council last month.

A promised report on the future status of Croydon’s parks based on a poorly circulated consultation has yet to be released.

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