Here’s where 38 Degrees members are submitting FOIs

The state of our local parks can make or break our neighbourhoods. In a decent park, people of all generations and walks of life mix together. But right now, parks across the country are at risk.

Councils are slashing spending on parks. And when a park gets run down, vandalised, covered in dog mess and litter – or even worse, sold off – it casts a depressing shadow over the whole area. Wonderful local spaces become no-go areas.

To find out just what councils’ have in store for our parks, 38 Degrees members across England have signed-up to submit Freedom of Information Requests (FOIs). These FOIs will help get the truth out and safeguard the future of our local parks.

Here’s a complete list of where 38 Degrees members are submitting requests. And the number of 38 Degrees members doing so in each area.

Adur 33
Allerdale,49
Amber Valley,103
Arun,63
Ashfield,42
Ashford,56
Aylesbury Vale,78
Babergh,81
Barking and Dagenham,41
Barnet,372
Barnsley,98
Barrow-in-Furness,28
Basildon,99
Basingstoke and Deane,81
Bassetlaw,71
Bath and North East Somerset,241
Bedford,68
Bexley,170
Birmingham,486
Blaby,40
Blackburn with Darwen,65
Blackpool,72
Bolsover,22
Bolton,124
Boston,19
Bournemouth,137
Bracknell Forest,59
Bradford,297
Braintree,66
Breckland,79
Brent,241
Brentwood,39
Brighton and Hove,257
“Bristol, City of”,667
Broadland,73
Bromley,296
Bromsgrove,52
Broxbourne,30
Broxtowe,88
Burnley,25
Bury,157
Calderdale,206
Cambridge,194
Camden,327
Cannock Chase,43
Canterbury,140
Cardiff,1
Carlisle,51
Castle Point,51
Central Bedfordshire,134
Charnwood,102
Chelmsford,66
Cheltenham,106
Cherwell,113
Cheshire East,242
Cheshire West and Chester,178
Chesterfield,55
Chichester,96
Chiltern,70
Chorley,84
Christchurch,33
City of London,19
Colchester,116
Copeland,31
Corby,25
Cornwall,541
Cotswold,67
Coventry,159
Craven,49
Crawley,41
Croydon,269
Dacorum,106
Darlington,55
Dartford,48
Daventry,45
Derby,171
Derbyshire Dales,121
Doncaster,113
Dover,111
Dudley,110
Ealing,252
Eastbourne,108
East Cambridgeshire,58
East Devon,99
East Dorset,59
East Hampshire,85
East Hertfordshire,75
Eastleigh,59
East Lindsey,81
East Northamptonshire,37
East Riding of Yorkshire,186
East Staffordshire,50
Eden,42
“Edinburgh, City of”,7
Elmbridge,108
Enfield,190
Epping Forest,81
Epsom and Ewell,57
Erewash,56
Exeter,148
Fareham,64
Fenland,37
Fife,1
Forest Heath,31
Forest of Dean,116
Fylde,50
Gateshead,98
Gedling,83
Glasgow City,1
Gloucester,53
Gosport,54
Gravesham,46
Great Yarmouth,39
Greenwich,228
Guildford,109
Hackney,388
Halton,71
Hambleton,49
Hammersmith and Fulham,197
Harborough,44
Haringey,395
Harlow,23
Harrogate,105
Harrow,122
Hart,51
Hartlepool,22
Hastings,118
Havant,55
Havering,125
“Herefordshire, County of”,225
Hertsmere,57
High Peak,111
Hillingdon,96
Hinckley and Bosworth,43
Horsham,62
Hounslow,146
Huntingdonshire,86
Hyndburn,38
Ipswich,96
Isle of Wight,130
Isles of Scilly,2
Islington,328
Kensington and Chelsea,205
Kettering,31
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk,111
“Kingston upon Hull, City of”,102
Kingston upon Thames,125
Kirklees,270
Knowsley,91
Lambeth,350
Lancaster,155
Leeds,533
Leicester,130
Lewes,54
Lewisham,443
Lichfield,59
Lincoln,44
Liverpool,431
Luton,72
Maidstone,91
Maldon,28
Malvern Hills,8
Manchester,371
Mansfield,50
Medway,131
Melton,32
Mendip,139
Merthyr Tydfil,1
Merton,165
Mid Devon,62
Middlesbrough,53
Midlothian,1
Mid Suffolk,70
Mid Sussex,72
Milton Keynes,163
Mole Valley,63
Neath Port Talbot,1
Newark and Sherwood,44
Newcastle-under-Lyme,51
Newcastle upon Tyne,238
New Forest,182
Newham,83
Northampton,116
North Devon,43
North Dorset,87
North East Derbyshire,75
North East Lincolnshire,44
North Hertfordshire,89
North Kesteven,50
North Lincolnshire,47
North Norfolk,88
North Somerset,194
North Tyneside,118
Northumberland,196
North Warwickshire,25
North West Leicestershire,64
Norwich,199
Nottingham,162
Nuneaton and Bedworth,41
Oadby and Wigston,22
Oldham,99
Oxford,215
Pendle,38
Peterborough,69
Plymouth,159
Poole,171
Portsmouth,178
Preston,76
Purbeck,48
Reading,107
Redbridge,153
Redcar and Cleveland,58
Redditch,10
Reigate and Banstead,79
Ribble Valley,43
Richmondshire,33
Richmond upon Thames,256
Rochdale,83
Rochford,50
Rossendale,41
Rother,113
Rotherham,99
Rugby,59
Runnymede,61
Rushcliffe,105
Rushmoor,38
Rutland,26
Ryedale,33
Salford,121
Sandwell,73
Scarborough,71
Sedgemoor,78
Sefton,245
Selby,35
Sevenoaks,76
Sheffield,585
Shepway,105
Shropshire,264
Slough,31
Solihull,86
Southampton,171
South Bucks,29
South Cambridgeshire,135
South Derbyshire,49
Southend-on-Sea,85
South Gloucestershire,160
South Hams,130
South Holland,36
South Kesteven,73
South Lakeland,140
South Norfolk,110
South Northamptonshire,30
South Oxfordshire,86
South Ribble,76
South Somerset,108
South Staffordshire,52
South Tyneside,72
Southwark,299
Spelthorne,92
Stafford,92
Staffordshire Moorlands,46
St Albans,119
St Edmundsbury,75
Stevenage,31
St. Helens,94
Stockport,245
Stockton-on-Tees,71
Stoke-on-Trent,112
Stratford-on-Avon,73
Stroud,167
Suffolk Coastal,146
Sunderland,122
Surrey Heath,45
Sutton,165
Swale,56
Swindon,94
Tameside,119
Tamworth,28
Tandridge,54
Taunton Deane,101
Teignbridge,174
Telford and Wrekin,83
Tendring,89
Test Valley,63
Tewkesbury,65
Thanet,160
Three Rivers,52
Thurrock,64
Tonbridge and Malling,66
Torbay,122
Torridge,85
Tower Hamlets,175
Trafford,202
Tunbridge Wells,82
Uttlesford,38
Vale of White Horse,100
Wakefield,145
Walsall,87
Waltham Forest,190
Wandsworth,288
Warrington,110
Warwick,129
Watford,51
Waveney,78
Waverley,91
Wealden,102
Wellingborough,20
Welwyn Hatfield,72
West Berkshire,66
West Devon,52
West Dorset,145
West Lancashire,68
West Lindsey,31
Westminster,205
West Oxfordshire,88
West Somerset,26
Weymouth and Portland,51
Wigan,146
Wiltshire,379
Winchester,85
Windsor and Maidenhead,76
Wirral,354
Woking,53
Wokingham,81
Wolverhampton,75
Worcester,8
Worthing,28
Wychavon,10
Wycombe,88
Wyre,73
Wyre Forest,21
York,212

 

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