Facebook group on cuts plan for Walsall green spaces

A group of residents have set up a Facebook group in response to concerns over proposed cuts to Walsall’s green spaces and countryside services.

The Friends of Park Lime Pits have set up the group entitled ‘Save Walsall’s Green Spaces and Countryside Services’ following Walsall Council unveiling its early budget proposals.

The authority is proposing to cut £400,000 from the department dealing with Walsall’s parks and open spaces. It would involve redesigning ground maintenance activities, with fears jobs could be at risk.

The authority needs to save £70 million over the next four years, with £13m saved in 2013 to 2014.

For more information about the petition visit www.facebook.com/groups/437765136281023.