A walk in the park? Not so easy as festivals take over green spaces

Cash-strapped councils are allowing more and more fenced-off events – to the dismay of locals

As summer temperatures threaten to set new records, there are few better places to escape the stifling indoor heat than your local park. Yet growing numbers of people are finding their park has been fenced off for weeks to host a music festival.

By the end of the summer, public parks will have hosted more than 100 events, many for the first time – a vast increase over the past decade.

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