Let's keep up the pressure for a ban on private events in public parks which exclude members of the public.
At a recent Friends of Greenbank Park meeting, I challenged Labour
Councillors to acknowledge that local people were not angry simply
because they had not been informed of plans to hold a private event in
the walled garden last summer, but because public space was being used
for private interests.
It sets a worrying precedent when public spaces can simply be co-opted
for private use by those who have power and influence with the council.