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Call for self-funding park

The historical levy which forces every London council to fund Lee Valley Park - London Assembly member, Richard Tracey wants to see a change to make it self-funded

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GLA Conservatives' recommendations for Lee Valley Park:

  • The current lack of profitability in the park's key facilities should be reversed so they can make a full and proper financial contribution towards the running of the Park.
  • The level of income raised directly from the park's visitors should be increased to help with the park's running costs.
  • The park authority should work much more closely with charities, business groups and other community groups, creating partnerships wherever possible and amending its formal structures where necessary. This should include exploring new funding opportunities.
  • The park authority should begin work on a self-financing financial model with the aim of ending the compulsory levy from local authorities within five years. Parliament should also legislate to permanently end the levy within that period, with or without the co-operation of the park authority.

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