The Royal Parks (TRP) has published a new Major Events Strategy for all the Royal Parks.

It is focused on the central London parks, where most of the 30 major events take place. However, it sets criteria for events (for example that they should “minimise impact on the park fabric and ecology”), which apply to all the parks.

It recognises that Richmond Park “is not generally well suited to holding major events”, but says that TRP will “consider hosting up to three major events a year” in the Park, one more than the present two (Ride London and London Duathlon) and three more than there were seven years ago. Also, it does not deal directly with the real problem in Richmond Park, which is the over 1,000 smaller events. 

You can read the Strategy document by clicking on the link below.