HC Deb 25 June 1937 vol 325 c1536W
Sir R. Clarry

asked the First Commissioner of Works the circumstances under which certain areas in Kensington Gardens are completely enclosed by fencing; and whether the interests of the public in these gardens are being adequately safe guarded.

Sir P. Sassoon

The areas mentioned, where the grass has been affected by the military camps, have recently been sown with grass seed, and the temporary fencing will be removed as soon as the new grass is established. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.

Sir R. Glyn

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he will reconsider the order that has been given to replace the small iron fencing outlining the paths in Kensington Gardens, which were recently removed when troops were camped in the gardens for the Coronation, in view of the fact that these railings are ugly and useless and undoubtedly spoil the beauty of this and other public parks where so much has been done in the way of improving the amenities available to the public.

Sir P. Sassoon

A few short lengths of shin rail have been replaced near the refreshment pavilion to protect the newly sown grass verges. No order has been given for a general reinstatement of the fencing referred to, and I fully share my hon. and gallant Friend's hope that it will not prove necessary to do so.

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