Terms of Reference
1 Introduction and background
2 Why do parks matter?
The role of parks
Children and young people
Physical and mental health and wellbeing
Community cohesion and identity
Biodiversity and access to nature
Local economy and growth
Climate change and the environment
The diverse role of parks
Assessing the value of parks
3 What challenges are facing the parks sector?
Competing demands and tensions between park users
The impact of funding reductions
Health and safety in parks
Access to revenue and capital funding
Unequal distribution of parks and green spaces
Access to green spaces in deprived areas
United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11.
Impact on children and young people
Impact on people with disabilities
4 How can we secure a sustainable future for parks?
The role of the community
Innovation and alternative approaches
A statutory duty to provide and maintain parks
A workable alternative
Parks and green space strategies
Coordination and leadership
Conclusions and recommendations
Published written evidence
List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament
7 February 2017