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£18 million funding shortfall for Royal Parks

The eight Royal Parks receive their funding from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport. Over the past three years it has been progressively reduced and this year there is an £18 million shortfall.

It costs £32 million per year to fulfil all of the Royal Parks’ responsibilities, which range from maintaining 65 miles of roads, 15 miles of river, 130,000 trees and 250 species of animals and birds.

The Royal Parks hold events to help plug the shortfall in funding and Hyde Park is the principal contributor in raising funds which go to help all the Royal Parks.

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