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But there is no word on whether it will be the final season

Letter: Misunderstood space

Sir: Your leading article (20 October) praised green spaces in cities. It identified why urban parks, green squares and trees are so vital and much-loved components of successful cities. Shakespeare knew this when he gave Mark Anthony this final peroration to his oration over Caesar's body:

Killings protest

Hundreds of people protested in Hyde Park at teh killings of Sean Williams, whose body was found in a lift near his London home, and Akhlaq Razzaq, killed in a Slough park. The protest was arranged by Mothers Against Murder and Aggression.

Travel / Departures: Caution in Kenya

THE US State Department is advising people 'to exercise caution' when travelling in Kenya because of an expected increase in political activity in the period following this week's general election. The State Department warns of 'localised disturbances that have the potential to disrupt highway travel', and says: 'The probability of violence, looting and other criminal activity may be high during this period.'

Gardening Cuttings: Blossoms for the plant collector

THE NEW directory of National Plant Collections contains details of 550 examples from all over the country, some in the gardens of amateurs, others in public parks, in great national institutions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, and in commercial nurseries. All the collections are open to visitors, though to see some held in private gardens you need to make a written appointment. Last spring I went to Cambridge Botanic Garden to admire the stunning collection of fritillaries (77 different varieties). The county itself boasts 24 collections, including all sorts of aquilegias, campanulas, honeysuckles and saxifrages.

Letter: Parks and cemeteries in peril

Sir: Susan Lasdun ('Dark age of the public park', 27 July) is right to call attention to the lack of statutory protection for public urban parks. There is a need to open up the debate on the purpose and future of these parks now that the world for which they were acquired has changed, particularly through the spread of car ownership.

Letter: Public parks and spaces as a measure of a civilisation's greatness

Sir: I am pleased that Susan Lasdun has drawn attention to the plight of our public parks ('Dark age of the public park', 27 July). The question is whether our 120,000 hectares of public parks and open spaces can continue to be the most accessible and popular recreation provision in our towns and cities, or whether they will become neglected no-go areas, as New York's Central Park became in the Seventies.
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