Six Wolverhampton parks are saved following legal deal

Six Wolverhampton public parks and recreation grounds have been saved for future generations after a legal covenant was placed on them preventing them from ever being turned into housing developments.

Bradmore Recreation Ground, St Christopher's Community Park, East Park, Wednesfield Park, Heath Town Park and Claregate Playing Fields have each been awarded a Deed of Dedication as part of a national campaign to create a permanent legacy of both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 London Olympics.

Under a scheme called The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, the Fields in Trust charity seeks to protect and safeguard areas, ensuring they remain in recreational use forever.

Wolverhampton city councillor Elias Mattu said: "It is important that places such as these are safeguarded now because, once they are gone, they cannot be brought back."

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