Preserving London's Green Spaces

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2857
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

St. Mary's Secret Garden in my constituency of Hackney, is a valued and rare community green space that provides a therapeutic service to residents with learning difficulties and mental health issues, I am concerned about the lack of support and dwindling funding that charities such as these can access. What are you doing to help protect these valuable pocket parks and green spaces in London?

Answer

Answer for Preserving London's Green Spaces

Answer for Preserving London's Green Spaces

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Spaces like St Mary's Secret Garden, that offer therapeutic services in the community, are an incredibly valuable resource. Funding for such spaces is tight due, in part, to the restrictions on public sector budgets which limit the ability for boroughs to provide sufficient grant-aid.

I shall be setting out a suite of policies and proposals to help to address this problem in the forthcoming consultation draft of my London Environment Strategy.