Another timely article about the creeping privatisation of public spaces.
From the article:
"Our parks are in the midst of a funding crisis which will almost
certainly see the commercial world take another step inside our public
space. Despite the widely recognised benefits that parks provide – in
terms of health and wellbeing, social cohesion and biodiversity, as well
as protection against flooding and defence against pollution – there is
no national body to protect them and no statutory requirement for
councils to pay for them."
No surprise there. Private good, public bad it seems.
My question is this: What does private enterprise get for its money? I know what the public looses.