Take action

Ask your council to put water fountains in its parks

Write to your local councillors explaining the benefits of water fountains and asking them to put pressure on the council for drinking fountains to be provided in every park. You can read more about the benefits of drinking fountains in parks here.

Take action by completing the following steps

1) Find your councillors by visiting http://www.writetothem.com/ and enterering your postcode.

2) Click on the name of the councillor that you want to contact, or on “Write to all your councillors”, which is available in the first column under 'Your Councillors'.

3) Enter your details and paste the text below.  Feel free to edit this to make it more relevant to your local area or concerns.  Don't forget to add your name at the bottom.

Dear Councillor,

Re drinking water in our parks

I am writing to ask about the council's policy on providing drinking water in public parks. We know that playing and running about can make children thirsty, and that it is better to drink water than soft drinks to quench thirst. 

Health professionals tell us that the increased consumption of sugary drinks by children and young people is a significant factor in the alarming rise of obesity rates. Providing drinking water at places where children and young people play and congregate would be a great way to encourage hydration, without damaging their health, and would reduce the amount of packaging waste and other environmental damage caused by bottled water and other drinks.

I would like to see new drinking fountains installed and signposted in our parks. Please ask the council to make this a priority.

4) Finally, click on the link that is sent to your email account.

5) And that's it!


What you can do next

  • Support a local petition
    Find out more here
  • Keep in touch
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  • Make local news!
    If you'd like to do more, why not write to your local newspaper about the need for more drinking fountains?  They may agree with you and encourage their readers to support the campaign.


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