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Parks cost-cutting plan wins support
A controversial plan to transfer parks in Newcastle to a charity has been given support from a trust in Milton Keynes.
Newcastle Council is consulting on a plan to continue owning the city's parks and allotments while transferring their day-to-day running to an independent charity.
Philip Bowsher, from the charitable trust that runs parks there, says the arrangement means that there are no competing demands for the cash, and any income generated is ploughed back in.
There are so many advantages having a trust dedicated to looking after the parks.
Leazes Park vandals sought
Newcastle City Council is hunting for vandals who damaged Leazes Park.