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THE Govern­ment has an­nounced that mil­lions from its Get­ting Build­ing fund will go to­wards cre­at­ing new parks in Eng­land.

£23 mil­lion of the £900 mil­lion fund will go to­wards the con­struc­tion of a mas­sive new park in Manch­ester’s city cen­tre.

Span­ning 6.5 acres, the new May­field park is part of a larger £1.4 bil­lion de­vel­op­ment set to trans­form the area be­tween Pic­cadilly sta­tion and Man­cu­nian Way.

Leeds will be get­ting a new city-cen­tre park too, and a new “pocket park” in Sh­effield city cen­tre is also planned.

Dur­ing this pan­demic, many of us have re­lied on parks and green spa­ces to get fresh air and some time away from home, but lots of peo­ple don’t have one close by.

Pub­lic Health Eng­land says that £2.1bn per year could be saved in pub­lic health costs if every­one in Eng­land had ac­cess to green spa­ces.

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