Building support - councillors

Moving local authority assets to a new Trust is a big decision and councillors – who will be responsible for making this decision – will want to understand all the implications.


Lead councillors should be part of the project team. This will allow for ongoing dialogue between councillors and officers working on the model.


We hope that this toolkit will have addressed many of the key concerns that councillors might have. Slides providing an Introduction to the Parks Trust model, below, can be adapted and used to show how the model works.

Addressing concerns

In our experience, councillors (and members of the community) may have a number of concerns and queries when considering a Parks Trust proposal.


Guidance can be found throughout the toolkit which can be used to address these concerns: 


To open these downloadable resources you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader. This can be downloaded from