You may have read that Birmingham City Council are looking to make deep cuts in parks budgets.
We think they have targeted the wrong bits. We have 10 days to persuade them of this, through an email campaign.
At short notice like this, the most effective tool we have is a brief, very simple email message from you (along with hundreds of others) that focuses just on the Parks budget.
When comments on that budget reach a certain threshold, the budget managers will stop and rethink those targets.
You can help reach that number by taking 1 minute to send an email here: email@example.com.
Your email can be short and simple, like this:
I am writing in response to proposed 2014 budget for Parks and Woodland services, as set out in Section 47 of the Local Services Factsheets. I urge the Council to look elsewhere for savings.
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That’s probably all you need to say!
So do it now! Just click on the link above.
If you have more time, and want to send something more detailed, see our previous article at http://highburyparkfriends.org.uk/wp/1491_parks-services-under-threat.
At the end of the article are a bunch of comments other people have made.
If you make similar points in your email, so much the better! It adds weight to the request.
*Most importantly*, it’s got to be sent soon! Before the 10th!
So do it now… or on your way home… or in a free moment. That’s all it takes!
At the same time, please forward the message to your friends & neighbours! Let’s get the number well into the hundreds, maybe even thousands.