Green Society

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Name: Green Society
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

'Bad idea' to make people pay more to live near parks says...

Comments (0)A new tax for the privilege living next to a park would prove very unpopular, claims city council leader Ric Metcalfe.The Policy Exchange think tank suggested giving residents the ability to vote on whether to raise a park levy on properties ... [Published Lincolnshire Echo - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Randall Beach: Colorado shows it's high time for a change in our marijuana laws

Vacationing in Colorado these days now gives you a chance to experience far more than what John Denver long ago hailed as a “Rocky Mountain high.”Oh yes, my wife and I did travel around Rocky Mountain Park last week when we went out to visit my sister ... [Published New Haven Register - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Green Society: Policies to improve the UK’s green spaces

Local authorities should consider rewarding people who volunteer their time to clean up and maintain their local parks, allotments and cemeteries with council tax rebates.Our report highlights the importance of parks and other urban green spaces to the ... [Published Policy Exchange - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Would you pay a new tax to live next to a park?

_ Ministers are examining proposals to invite residents who live next to a park to pay a tax that reflects the boost to their house prices from pleasant green spaces.With local authorities cutting funding for the upkeep of parks, it is recognised that ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 16 2014]

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But Cllr Metcalfe said: "We don't think this is a very sensible idea and it certainly wouldn't be popular."
Katherine Drayson, author of the report, said: "In a time of reduced public sector spending, we need to find innovative ways of encouraging people to use and improve their local parks and other green spaces."

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