Council’s U-turn on future of parks

NottinghAMSHIRE County Council has decided to continue running its Robin Hood Festival and keep a number of specialist park ranger posts open after complaints from the public.

The county council planned to put an end to the festival and make some park rangers redundant to save money in next year’s budget.

But a spokesperson said the council has done a U-turn and revised its savings to the country park service after listening to comments from the public.

The council has to make savings of £187m over the next four years.

The original proposal which identified savings of 47 per cent, has been reviewed by the council and revised to provide a further £200,000, reducing the savings to 34 per cent.

Comments came from a public consultation.