Sale of Bristol parks and green spaces to go ahead

The ruling Liberal Democrats at Bristol City Council have voted down a challenge to their plans to sell off more than 40 of the city's open spaces.

Almost 7,000 people had signed a petition opposing the decision in December.

But the Lib Dems made one concession and say they will now work with 14 neighbourhood partnerships in a bid to to resolve outstanding concerns.

Labour, Tory and Green councillors had asked the cabinet to reconsider.

The decision was made at a full council meeting on Tuesday.

Council leader Barbara Janke said: "Together we can improve this plan, but to throw it out - as some suggest we should - would set back improvements in our parks and children's play areas."

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