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.