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Shame on You Ernie Gifford

Shame on You Ernie Gifford and Stoke Gifford council. This is happening at a time when we are trying to positively encourage exercise to all generations. Furthermore is Bristol is to be the UK’s European City of Sport for 2017 ?

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition against council plans to charge for a Parkrun event in Bristol.

Stoke Gifford Parish Council voted to become the first in the world to charge Parkrun a fee for use of its grounds.

Hundreds take part in two free, timed runs organised by Parkrun UK in Little Stoke Park on Saturdays.

Organisers said it meant the end of the Little Stoke event, while the council said it had received hundreds of abusive emails against the move.

More on this story and others from Bristol At Tuesday’s meeting, councillors claimed it was “unfair” to expect non-running residents to pay for the upkeep of paths, and voted six to four in favour of charges for “wear and tear”. More