LETTER: Parks revival

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The Independent Online
Sir: I commend your suggestion (leading article, 27 March) for the proposed rehabilitation of public parks.

Would this not be the ideal way of spreading Lottery money more equally throughout the country to mark the millennium? Each park helped by such a scheme would require a ring fence as well as adequate patrols. If people living in the immediate vicinity could be encouraged to join management committees, so much the better.

Alan R Young


West Midlands