Posted: 14/04/2016 at 11:14
I read some council minutes yesterday evening - not the ones from Tuesday but some earlier ones. They were very interesting. Quite a few local residents saying that parkrun should pay, that the park wasn't just for runners (er 2 hours a week just for runners, really? What about all the other days/hours?)
And there was developer funding, but they chose to use it for football facilities.
I don't think it was anything to do with money. I suspect there was a change of personnel on the council last year and someone's spouse had their nose put out of joint because 300 runners were getting in the way of them walking their dog in peace (and clearly they couldn't have gone at 8.30 or 9.30, it HAD to be 9am!)