Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake, is calling on local Councillors to declare their ward’s support for making London the world’s first National Park City.
Tom Brake has contacted 24 of Carshalton and Wallington’s Councillors (Carshalton Central have already pledged their support) urging them to add their ward to a list of over 150 London wards backing making London a National Park City. This initiative has gained cross-party support, as well as support from a majority of Londoners. It will be at no cost to Sutton Council, since it will be fully-funded by the commercial and private sectors.
Tom said, “We are very fortunate to live in a bustling, metropolitan city that encompasses miles of parks and walking trails. I call on local Councillors to support making London a National Park City. It will help preserve and protect our beautiful green spaces here in Sutton and the rest of London. I support this initiative to make London a healthier and greener place to live.”
Currently, London has fifteen National Parks. A Great London National Park would be similar to these 15, but would not require legislation or formal planning powers. This National Park City would include all the conservation efforts of a traditional national park, but in an urban environment. This semi-protected area includes people’s homes, workplaces, and gardens, and aims to improve the quality of life in London.
Residents can find out more about London becoming a National Park City by visiting, http://www.nationalparkcity.london.