London’s parks and green spaces are to benefit from a new £6m fund being made available by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
City Hall says the money is intended to “clean up and improve London’s rundown green spaces” with Londoners being able to help influence which sites receive financial support by voting online.
Mayor Johnson says the £6m represents the sum to be saved by scrapping The Londoner newspaper. Johnson also said the fund “will have a host of benefits, not only making these areas more pleasant places to spend time, but also helping to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.”
“Often simple improvements, such as more bins, more entrances, increased lighting and litterbins, can help local people re-claim their local parks and gardens.”