DUDLEY Council is to launch a consultation asking people for their views on ball games and bowling greens at four borough parks.

The consultation relates to Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge, Stevens Park in Wollescote and Stevens Park in Quarry Bank and Homer Hill Park in Cradley.

Ball games are currently off limits in the parks on Sundays and Good Fridays due to historic covenants and conditions.

But council chiefs are suggesting they be lifted to enable groups to make greater use of the open spaces.

Dudley Council is also asking people if the Ernest Stevens bowling greens should be leased to the clubs which use them.

Bowling club members have offered to take over the running of the greens as they say the council is too cash-strapped to maintain them adequately.

Councillor Hilary Bills, Dudley's cabinet member for environmental services, said: “We want to encourage children and adults alike to participate in sport and enjoy being active in all of our green spaces.

“By reviewing these historic conditions we will be able to ensure the parks are used to their full potential throughout the year.”

The consultation will run until November 30.

To take part and have your say click here.

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