Paisley Daily Express

Make a pledge to protect green spaces


Election hopefuls are being asked to commit to protecting parks and green spaces in Renfrewshi­re.

Charity Fields in Trust Scotland is calling on candidates to sign a pledge committing to protect green spaces from developmen­t if elected.

The Parks Protector Pledge contains six key points which set out how elected officials can work to protect, support and champion green spaces for good, both locally and nationally.

Candidates standing for election to the Scottish Parliament are invited to make a public commitment to the pledge.

Brain Samson, chairman of Fields in Trust Scotland, said: “Parks and green spaces have been vital lifelines for communitie­s across Scotland over the last twelve months; they will continue to be an essential element of our pandemic recovery.

“MSPs can play a significan­t role in delivering the health, wellbeing, e nv i ronment a l and community benefits that parks and green spaces provide, by ensuring they are protected for future generation­s to enjoy.”

Fields in Trust is an independen­t, UK- wide charity which has been legally protecting parks and green spaces since 1925.

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