A West MP has strongly defended the parish council which wants to charge Parkrun for the use of its land near Bristol.
Stoke Gifford parish council was widely criticised for asking the organisers of the free run in Little Stoke park for a contribution towards maintenance. But local MP Jack Lopresti said plans for legislation to stop this happening were "a sledgehammer to crack a nut"
"I'm not of course against parkrun making profit and paying staff, but I do object to the argument that they should have the right to use Little Stoke Park for free for their organised events which dominate the park when all local organisations have to pay to do so."
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