311. Open spaces in London.

In addition to the powers of local authorities1 generally, the London borough councils and the Common Council of the City of London have various special powers in relation to parks and open spaces in London2.

In particular, a London borough council has power to provide and maintain various facilities for public recreation in any open space3, and to organise or conduct competitions4. Where it appears to two councils that the functions of one of them with respect to the maintenance and management of any open space could be more conveniently exercised by the other, they may agree to a transfer