Trust us to keep the town green

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NEARLY 230 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes has been handed over to The Parks Trust in a bid to preserve some of the more open areas of the town.

Ninety-two hectares, or 227 acres, was handed over to the charity last week – the largest handover since it was formed back in 1992. The Parks Trust now manages 2,023 acres of greenery in Milton Keynes.

The latest land offering was part of the Eastern Expansion Area, the Western Expansion Area, near Oakgrove School in Middleton and in Broughton.

David Foster, chief executive of The Parks Trust, said: “This is great news for Milton Keynes and for The Parks Trust.

“By transferring the land into our care, the Homes and Communities Agency has left Milton Keynes with a valuable legacy that will increase the city’s parkland and enhance the quality of its landscape.

“We care passionately about the city’s green spaces and this transferal is a real vote of confidence of our success in managing landscapes to extremely high standards.

“Our land holdings have increased year-on-year but this is by far the biggest land transfer the Trust has taken in one go since we were first established in 1992.”

> For more information on The Parks Trust and the parkland and green spaces they control in Milton Keynes, visit www.theparkstrust.com