Keep Little Stoke parkrun in Little Stoke park

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Chris Camm
5 years ago
In the UK access to public recreational spaces such as parks should be fee free. In my area we pay via council tax for these amenities. They are there to be enjoyed and used by all at no extra cost.

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Derek Johnson
5 years ago
Keeping fit saves the council, NHS and country £1000's more than 'wear and tear' on a park.
Most Parkrun users are local citizens who pay Council Tax to maintain local parks.

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Mark Dalton
5 years ago
Parish Councils forget they are there to support a community and what better way than this

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Alan Cleaver
5 years ago
Being as our parks are free to use by dog owners, they should also be for runners.

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Michele Nogueira
5 years ago
Because I think it being free to run is a great thing, it also has lots of benefits to the community, health, community, friendship, trade. It wouldn't be the same if you had to pay a fee. See the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

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Mel Gannon
5 years ago
Encourage everyone to exercise, keep parkrun free

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Zoe Colvin
5 years ago
I believe it is greedy & short sighted to charge people to run in a park when a) the health dividend from an active population is enormous & b) most participants are already ratepayers, plus c) parks are intended as an amenity for public outdoor activities, which is precisely what a run is. Soon there will be a charge for strolling or sitting on a park bench - the logic behind the idea of a charge is flawed & misunderstands the purpose of public parks

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Jayne Dean
5 years ago
If you charge parkrunners then you have to charge everyone using this park! They are using it for less than 1 hour once a week.

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catherine weatherup
5 years ago
,while I may not live in the local area, my taxes help fund the NHS to treat physical and mental health difficulties that people face, many of which could be avoided with exercise &/or a sense of community - something Park Run provides for free. Shockingly greedy behaviour by the council. Shame on them for not seeing past their own small issues.

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Louise Piddock
5 years ago
Parkrun is a fantastic way to get fit and enjoy our parks. Because it is free, anyone can join and enjoy any parkrun around the world.