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This article is about the executive agency
that runs the parks. For the parks themselves, see Royal
Parks of London
The Royal Parks is an organisation within the
Government that manages the eight Royal
Parks and certain other areas of garden and parkland in London.
They are an executive agency of the Department for
Culture, Media and Sport. The Chief Executive of the agency is
Mark Camley, appointed in 2005.
Management and conservation of the 1976 hectares of Royal Parks
 are the
agency's primary focus. They run programmes of activities and
events to encourage outdoor recreation and public access to these
areas. They also allow third parties to run such activities within
the grounds to further these objectives, but commercial activity is
They also regulate filming, audio recording and the taking of
photographs in these areas for anything other than personal use
through the issuing of licences. They also issue news permits to
the media for the specific purpose of covering breaking news items
relating to the Parks. Holders of the licences and permits are
required to comply with the following pieces of legislation.
- The Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces Regulations 1997
- Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces (Amendment) Regulations
As well as the eight Royal Parks, the agency manages Brompton
Cemetery, Grosvenor Square Gardens and the
gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street.
GreenFleet Awards 2005
In September 2005, The Royal Parks were awarded the EST Best
Practice (Public Sector) Award at the GreenFleet Awards . The
awards recognise achievements in green fuels and alternative
transport technologies. The agency negotiated a contract for the
installation of LPG fuel
bunkers and the supply of fuel in four of the parks under its
remit. Each new contract awarded by The Royal Parks requires the
contractor to use green fuel.
Written answer to the House of Commons] from the Head of the Royal
Parks Service, 7 February 2002
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