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01/18/17
Sheffield’s Ochre Dike Playing Fields protected forever

At a plaque unveiling ceremony today Ochre Dike Playing Fields became the third site in Sheffield protected with Fields in Trust. Located near Crystal Peaks shopping complex, Sheffield College and housing, the playing fields are an important green space to those who live, work and study in the area. Along with local councillors, residents fought to protect the site to make sur


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01/13/17
Free yourself this winter at your local playing field

The cold, winter days are traditionally seen as a time to be locked away indoors, but that doesn't need to be the case. There are plenty of

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01/11/17
CYMRU: Brynmor Williams announced as new Chair of Fields in Trust Cymru

Welsh Rugby International and British Lions player takes on charity role Fields in Trust is delighted to announce that Brynmor Williams is

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12/22/16
Ten reasons to #LoveYourLocalPark this Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year, so to celebrate we've put together a list of ten reasons to #LoveYourLocalPark this festive season

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12/08/16
AWARDS: Norfolk athletics club wins 'Best Athletics Project' at Fields in Trust Awards

East Harling Recreation Ground wins Best Athletics Project on a Fields in Trust Site Award supported by England Athletics and parkrun. Harl

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12/06/16
AWARDS: East Williamston Community & Hall Association named Fields in Trust Partner of the Year

Community group recognised for their work over the last year Ten awards announced at Fields in Trust Ceremony East Williamston Community a

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12/05/16
AWARDS: Glasgow City Council named Fields in Trust Partner of the Year following landmark protections

Council protected 27 sites with Fields in Trust in 2016 Ten awards announced at Fields in Trust Ceremony Glasgow City Council has been rec

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12/04/16
AWARDS: Fylde's Julie Norman named Fields in Trust Community Champion for work at Park View 4 U

Park Ranger wins award for her work engaging young people with nature Ten awards announced at Fields in Trust Ceremony QEII Park View Play

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12/02/16
AWARDS: Kent's Toni Dixon wins Fields in Trust Young Champion Award for conservation work in the county

Youngster wins award for her work with North West Kent Countryside Partnership Fields in Trust Young Champion Award supported by environmen

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12/01/16
AWARDS: Rouken Glen Park named UK's Best Park 2016

Wins follows nationwide search to find the UK’s Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2016 214 parks across the UK were nominated Rouken Glen

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12/01/16
AWARDS: Winners announced at Fields in Trust Awards 2016

Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire has been named UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2016 at the Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony at Lord'

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11/17/16
AWARDS: Shortlists announced for 2016 Fields in Trust Awards

The shortlists for this year's Fields in Trust Awards have now been announced, with the winners due to be revealed at the Awards Ceremony on

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11/16/16
PARTNERS: Proludic aim to get a million people more active by 2020, using outdoor fitness equipment

At Fields in Trust, not only do we protect and support outdoor spaces, we are also very keen to see parks and playing fields well-used by th

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11/13/16
CENTENARY FIELDS: Remembering the Past, Protecting the Future

In the latest in our new series of regular blogs, Fields in Trust Head of Programmes Angela Lewis recounts her Grandfather's story during Wo

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11/11/16
CENTENARY FIELDS: Gallery from HRH The Duke of Cambridge's visit to Kensington Memorial Park

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge visited Kensington Memorial Park in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to formally unveil

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11/10/16
CENTENARY FIELDS: HRH The Duke of Cambridge dedicates Centenary Field to mark World War I Anniversary

His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, President of the Fields in Trust charity dedicated Kensington Memorial Park as a Centenary Field t

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11/09/16
Shortlist announced in Fields in Trust search to find UK's Best Park

Four local green spaces shortlisted following public vote with overall winner announced later this month. Four parks from across the UK hav

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11/04/16
LOVE YOUR LOCAL PARK: Let's celebrate our local green spaces

In the latest in our new series of regular blogs, Fields in Trust Team Assistant Jamie Grubb argues it's time to revalue and celebrate our l

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10/20/16
Voting opens for UK’s Best Park Award

Voting is now open for the UK's Best Park award. Over the last few weeks 214 nominations have been received by Fields in Trust for parks and

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10/17/16
Olympic and Paralympic Homecoming Parades

This week’s homecoming parades in Manchester and London provide an opportunity for the country to celebrate the inspirational success

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09/29/16
POLICY: Fields in Trust submit evidence to Future of Public Parks Inquiry

Parks and open spaces are arguably the most universal of all public services. They are used by the entire community from pre-school chi

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09/28/16
Historic King George V Playing Fields in Copthorne and Nailsworth celebrate Fields in Trust 90th anniversary funding

Two King George V playing fields have each celebrated a major upgrade to their facilities as a result of £90,000 in grant funding from

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09/23/16
Search to find UK's Best Park launched by Fields in Trust

A nationwide search to find the country's favourite local green space nominated and selected by public vote Do you think that your local pa

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09/21/16
TOP TEN TIPS: For protecting and promoting outdoor spaces for sports and leisure

Fields in Trust Marketing & Communications Manager Richard McKeever gives his top ten tips for protecting and promoting outdoor spaces f

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09/15/16
SPORT ON THE BATTLEFIELD: The contribution of sportsmen during WWI

In the second of our new series of regular blogs, Fields in Trust Development Manager for London and East of England David Sharman discusses

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09/08/16
Managing parks and green spaces survey

Calling all park management groups, we need your help! It would be greatly appreciated if you could give us two minutes of your time to ans

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09/07/16
Fields in Trust response to HLF State of UK Parks Report 2016

Parks Matter. Today, the Heritage Lottery Fund has published State of UK Public Parks 2016, its second report to comprehensively review the

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09/07/16
Green space protected forever in Bayhead, Stornoway

The sports playing field at Bayhead, Stornoway is now protected for community use, thanks to a collaboration between the national charity Fi

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09/06/16
Turning the leaves this autumn

Now we are into September, it is the beginning of the autumn and the nights are drawing in, there is less time to be out in the nation's par

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08/30/16
Innovative play equipment installed in East Ayrshire park

Kay Park in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire is the first in Scotland to introduce an Expression Swing, new intergenerational play equipment allowi

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08/18/16
Fields in Trust response to Childhood Obesity Strategy

Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths has welcomed calls in the newly published Childhood Obesity Strategy for primary school chil

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08/12/16
FOREVER FIELDS: Where the numbers don't add up...

In the first of a new series of regular blogs, Fields in Trust Development Manager Jamie Leeson discusses the Centenary Fields programme and

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08/10/16
Fields in Trust: our Olympic History

The Olympic Cup or “Coupe Olympique” is an award given annually by the International Olympic Committee. It was instituted by Ba

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08/05/16
An Olympic legacy will not be achieved if we have nowhere to play

Comment: Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive Bubbling away over the past few weeks and set to continue for the duration of the Rio Games the m

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08/02/16
Saddling up for Fields in Trust at the Prudential RideLondon

The nine #teamFIT riders taking part in the Prudential RideLondon all crossed the line successfully on Sunday afternoon having completed the

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07/29/16
#teamFIT at the Prudential RideLondon

Good luck to our members of #teamFIT who are taking on the Prudential RideLondon this Sunday, raising money to help protect and improve park

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07/28/16
Protection of outdoor areas in Glasgow gives everyone the advantage

As part of a Commonwealth Games legacy project 27 outdoor areas across Glasgow have been given a special status protecting them for future g

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07/13/16
Carnegie Field Finders campaign safeguards Lancashire public park from future development

A public park used by over 35k people from across Lancashire each year has been legally protected from future development, thanks to a natio

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07/12/16
Fields in Trust delivers response to new public parks inquiry

Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths has welcomed the announcement yesterday of the Communities and Local Government Committee in

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07/11/16
#teamFIT cross the line in British 10k

Fields in Trust's team of runners taking on the Vitality British 10k London Run all crossed the finish line in excellent times in the capita

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07/08/16
#teamFIT at the British 10k London Run

Very best wishes to our #teamFIT runners in the Vitality British 10k London Run 2016 on Sunday July 10th. Participants include a team from

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07/07/16
Bentra Golf Course protected as a living legacy for WWI Centenary

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has joined forces with Fields in Trust to preserve a former WWI facility as a Centenary Field. The site

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07/06/16
Proludic supporting Fields in Trust

Fields in Trust are thrilled to have the support of leading play equipment manufacturer and installer Proludic Ltd as their nominated charit

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07/04/16
Somme anniversary commemorated at Sheffield’s Weston Park

Weston Park in Sheffield became the latest site protected under the Centenary Fields programme with a plaque unveiling as part of a ceremony

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06/30/16
Centenary Fields: A Living Legacy of World War I

In the wake of the First World War Prime Minister David Lloyd George committed to build a "Land fit for heroes..." Recognising the

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06/09/16
Communities across the UK prepare to have a right Royal Field Day

Whilst The Patron's Lunch is taking place on The Mall in London, communities across the country will be coming together on their local Field

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06/08/16
Fields in Trust looks back on 90th anniversary year

Gillespie Park Nature Reserve in Islington was the venue for Fields in Trust's Annual General Meeting as a year of 90th anniversary celebrat

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06/06/16
County Playing Fields Association National Conference

Fields in Trust’s Development Managers will be participating in the County Playing Fields Association national conference next week.&n

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05/26/16
Redoubt Gardens in Eastbourne protected as a living legacy for WWI Centenary

A dedication event took place on Saturday May 21 at the Redoubt Gardens in Eastbourne to mark the site’s protection, forever, as a Cen

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05/24/16
Cumbernauld Community Memorial Peace Garden is latest Scottish Centenary Field

The Cumbernauld Community Memorial Peace Garden, in North Lanarkshire was dedicated as the latest Centenary Field in Scotland on May 22.&nb

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05/23/16
Centenary Field dedicated in Bellevue Park, Wrexham

An area of Bellevue Park, Wrexham was dedicated as a Centenary Field on Sunday May 22. The Centenary Field programme protects war memorial p

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05/06/16
Royal Re-opening of King George’s Field, Barford, Warwickshire

On Wednesday 4 May, HRH The Duke of Kent opened the refurbished, King George’s Field at Barford, Warwickshire following major improvem

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04/26/16
Monmouthshire County Council create living legacy to mark World War I Centenary

Monmouthshire County Council has created a living legacy to mark the World War I Centenary, Garden City Recreation Ground is to be protected

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04/19/16
New Report from The Parks Alliance

Fields in Trust warmly welcomes a new publication from The Parks Alliance. The report ‘The National Playground: growing the next gener

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04/13/16
Fields in Trust and parkrun

Fields in Trust are disappointed to learn that Stoke Gifford Parish Council has voted to charge members of their local community for the use

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04/05/16
Rugby Borough Council creates a living legacy to mark World War I Centenary

Centenary Park, a new park in Newbold, Warwickshire, is to be protected forever by Rugby Borough Council as a Centenary Field. Fields in Tr

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03/29/16
London National Park City

Creating a London National Park City is an idea which has developed over recent months drawing together Londoners who want to make the city

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03/02/16
World Book Day 2016

World Book Day, March 3rd, was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries aro

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02/22/16
Gerry Ralph

Last week, the death was announced of Gerry Ralph, a former committee member of Fields in Trust Scotland, who was also very active in many

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01/20/16
Response to Tom Pursglove's Parks and Playing Fields in Public Ownership Bill

Fields in Trust welcomes the proposals outlined in the forthcoming Private Members Bill Parks and Playing Fields in Public Ownership (Protec

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01/07/16
Caravan Club Supporting Fields in Trust

In the run-up to Christmas, Fields in Trust celebrated our partnership with The Caravan Club.   Last summer The Caravan Club launched

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12/17/15
Fields in Trust gives response to new DCMS "Sporting Future" strategy

Fields in Trust welcomes the publication of "Sporting Future" the New Strategy published by Sports Minister Tracey Crouch today. T

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12/10/15
Community Champion celebrated at Scottish Parliament

Jillian Low, of the Arbroath Skatepark Project was presented with the Fields in Trust Community Champion award for 2015 at a Scottish Parlia

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12/03/15
Winners Announced at Fields in Trust’s 2015 Awards Ceremony

Fields in Trust, has announced the winners of its 2015 Awards. Hosted by BBC sports and news broadcaster Ore Oduba at Lords Cricket Ground,

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11/27/15
Shortlist announced for UK's Best Park

THREE parks from across the UK have been shortlisted following a nationwide search by Fields in Trust, to find a green space worthy of claim

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11/13/15
East Dunbartonshire dedicates two Centenary Fields.

East Dunbartonshire Council is leading the way in Scotland by dedicating outdoor recreational space for permanent protection in memory of th

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11/10/15
Royal Tunbridge Wells ParkRun marks Dunorlan Park Centenary Unveiling

On Saturday 7th November, Fields in Trust teamed up with parkrun to co-host a FIT parkrun at Dunorlan Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells. The event

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11/03/15
Nearly 1 in 5 believe local park threatened

Nearly one in five people (16 per cent) say that their local park or green space is currently or has previously been under threat of being l

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09/30/15
Collingham opens new play equipment following Fields in Trust support

Collingham Community Park in Nottinghamshire officially opened new inclusive play equipment earlier this month following funding support fro

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08/20/15
Fundraising fun day by Cumbria play company Playdale

Rain did not stop play in Haverthwaite on Friday 14 August. Local play company Playdale employees and family were Having a Field Day whatev

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08/07/15
Fields in Trust response to new consultation on sports strategy

On 4 August, the Government opened a consultation on a new strategy for sport. It will close on the 2 October 2015. Fields in Trust's Chief

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07/14/15
Fields in Trust response to proposed Bill regarding sale of playing fields consultation

On 13 July 3015, Tom Pursglove MP put forward a motion: That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require public consultation to be car

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07/03/15
Fields in Trust President on winning team at The Halcyon Gallery Royal Polo Day 2015

Saturday 27th June saw Fields in Trust President HRH The Duke of Cambridge play in the seventh Royal Polo Day, hosted by the Halcyon Gallery

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06/18/15
Fields in Trust win the day against Lords Taverners in charity cricket match

 Fields in Trust’s cricket team with former footballers England and Chelsea player Graeme Le Saux, former Scotland and Chelsea fo

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06/16/15
Stars line up to be bowled over at charity's 90th anniversary cricket bash

Former England and Chelsea player Graeme Le Saux, former Scotland and Chelsea footballer Pat Nevin and former Welsh rugby, judo, weightlifti

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06/10/15
Rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward celebrates permanent protection of sports grounds for World War I legacy

Today at Twickenham Rugby Stadium, Fields in Trust Ambassador and rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward OBE celebrated the first sports club to en

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03/19/15
National Childen's Body calls for all political parties to invest in cost-effective support for children's play

 The UK’s Children’s Play Policy Forum is calling for all UK political parties to invest in children’s play because o

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02/19/15
Campaign launched to protect 900 'lost' Carnegie playing fields

A nationwide campaign is asking the public to identify over 900 ‘lost’ playing fields originally protected as public green space

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02/05/15
Fields in Trust Review of Standards for Outdoor Play, Sport and Recreation reaches new milestone

Fields in Trust’s review of recommendations on standards for outdoor play, sport and recreation within Planning and Design for Outdoor

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12/19/14
Ashford Memorial Gardens unveiled as Centenary Field

 Mayor unveils part of Memorial Gardens as a Centenary Field  Part of the Memorial Gardens housing the Grade II listed memorial t

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12/04/14
Announcing the 2014 Winners of the Fields in Trust Awards

Hosted by Olympic medallist and BBC pundit Steve Parry at Lords Cricket Ground the Awards celebrate the fantastic achievements of the past y

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12/04/14
Fields in Trust 2014 Awards Winners

The Fields in Trust Awards 2014 Winners and Nominees.   Best Have a Field Day

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11/13/14
New practical tool challenges the cotton wool culture

  Tool paves the way for more adventurous playtimes The Play Safety Forum, a leading safety body of which Fields in Trust is a member

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10/20/14
Deputy Minister launches Centenary commemoration programme in Wales

Darllenwch amdano lansiad Cymru o Gaeau Canmlwyddiant yn y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol ym mis Hydref 2014 On 21 October Fields in Trust and The

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10/16/14
Fields in Trust agrees that city planning needs to focus on green spaces

Fields in Trust welcomes the recently published ‘Promoting Healthy Cities’ paper published by the RTPI.  Their argument th

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09/30/14
Brittons and Park Lane celebrate permanent protection

On Thursday 25 September 2014, Brittons Playing Field and Park Lane Recreation Ground were officially given permanent protection for future

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08/12/14
Fields in Trust welcomes positive move in Scottish Planning Policy

The new Scottish Planning Policy includes some significant gains for playing fields following campaigning by national charity Fields in Trus

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08/08/14
Montage of press coverage from Centenary Fields Launch

 

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08/01/14
Monday 4 August marks 100 years...

Not just a moment in time but a legacy forever   Monday 4 August marks the centenary of the start of World War I hostilities for th

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07/17/14
Duke of Cambridge supports Centenary Fields

We are delighted that our President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge has written an opinion editorial on our new programme Centenary Fields. In

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07/17/14
Roy Noble OBE unveils first Centenary Field in Wales

Roy Noble OBE, the broadcaster, and Cllr Neil Moore, the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, will unveil Alexandra Park, Penarth, as th

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07/15/14
HRH The Duke of Cambridge launches Centenary Fields

We were delighted to have our President HRH The Duke of Cambridge launch Centenary Fields on 16 July at The War Memorial Park, Coventry

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07/04/14
Announcing the launch of Centenary Fields

 We are delighted to announce that Centenary Fields will be launched on Wednesday 16 July, by our President The Duke of Cambridge. The

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05/29/14
Royal visit to Scottish protected park

TRH The Earl and Countess of Strathearn celebrate permanent protection of revamped gem MacRosty Park, Crieff   On Thursday

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04/28/14
Surrey Communities enjoy sports legacy funding boost

Twenty nine communities across Surrey are celebrating receiving a slice of nearly quarter of a million pounds in funding made available to o

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03/19/14
Duke of Edinburgh celebrates £1 million milestone with Lord's Taverners and Fields in Trust

His Royal HighnessThe Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception at St James’s Palace yesterday to celebrate donations from Lord’s Tav

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03/17/14
Peter Cabrelli

It is with great sadness that we announce Peter Cabrelli, Chairman of Fields in Trust Scotland until 2013, passed away on 12 March 2014. Our

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01/15/14
QEII Field shining example of community spirit

  QEII Field given as a shining example of community strength for Parliament   Furness Community Organising Green Space, a vibr

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12/13/13
Revised guidance for play providers explains the benefit of managing risk

 A fully revised 2nd edition of the Play Safety Forum’s ‘Managing Risk in Play Provision’ has been published and expl

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12/10/13
Kay Park wins Best Have a Field Day 2013

 Kay Park Wins Award for Outstanding Community Event Kay Park in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire won the prestigious Best Have a Field Day A

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12/05/13
Fields in Trust Awards 2013 Winners and Finalists

  Best Have a Field Day   Burwell Recreation Ground

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12/03/13
Fields in Trust Awards 2013 Winners Announced

 Winners Announced at Fields in Trust’s 2013 Awards Ceremony Fields in Trust (FIT), a national charity safeguarding and improvin

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11/15/13
Awards 2013 shortlist announced

Shortlist announced for Fields in Trust Awards 2013 from over 100 inspiring stories The shortlisted entries for the Fields in Trust Awards

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07/30/13
Asda and Fields in Trust celebrate fundraising efforts of local store

 Middlesbrough’s Ayresome Gardens on Linthorpe Road has a new piece of play equipment thanks to the fundraising efforts of the lo

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07/26/13
Fields in Trust and London councils create grassroots Olympics legacy across the capital

A permanent legacy across the capital from the Olympic Games has been created by Fields in Trust. 85 Queen Elizabeth II Fields now exist acr

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07/26/13
Fields in Trust creates grassroots Olympics legacy across the UK

A permanent, nationwide legacy from the Olympic Games has been created by Fields in Trust. 1,593 Queen Elizabeth II Fields now exist across

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07/18/13
Good start but some way to go

Fields in Trust welcomes greater transparency on school playing field disposal Yesterday the Department for Education released details of

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06/17/13
Former Chief Executive honoured in Queen's Birthday lists

 Alison Moore-Gwyn, former Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, was awarded an LVO in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List on Saturda

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06/13/13
Have a Field Day Goodie Box

Every Have a Field Day event gets a goodie box of items for free to make the day go with a bang! The retail value of this is around &poun

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06/04/13
Swansea Park Preserved for Future Generations

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06/03/13
Thirty four fields express desire to be protected forever

 Sport England have recently announced the results of their latest round of Protecting Playing Fields Fund. More local sports fields a

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05/31/13
North Yorks: Have a Field Day details - Saturday 1 June 2013

 Official Opening of the New Pavilion at the Max Pullan Recreation Ground   Saturday 1st June 2013   Noon – The Pav

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05/30/13
TV star highlight for Cambridgeshire Have a Field Day

This weekend, 1-2 June, Gorefield in Cambridgeshire will be celebrating their new and improvement community hall and sports pavilion with a

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04/30/13
Fields in Trust and SITA Trust announce new £750,000 Fund for Field Improvements

Fields in Trust, the national charity which protects playing fields and outdoor recreation areas from building development, has announced th

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04/15/13
CPFA national conference 2013

The 2013 CPFA National Conference is taking place this year on Weds 12 June, in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. This one day conference is packed

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04/15/13
Exeter-dwelling lecturer takes her passion for getting active to the 26.2 mile limit

Abi Campbell, Lecturer at the Faculty of Sport, Leisure &Tourism of Exeter College is tackling the gruelling 26 mile Virgin London M

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04/08/13
FIELDS IN TRUST ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AS PRESIDENT AND SUCCESSION OF THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE

After 64 years His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is to retire as President of Fields in Trust, the working name of The National Playi

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03/28/13
From tractors to turf: play deprived village opens new outdoor space

On Saturday 30 March residents of Guston will celebrate the official opening of their new recreational space by Special Guest, Lady Julia Pe

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02/21/13
Grassroots Community Sport Legacy for Young People in Kingston

Residents of Kingston can now try outdoor table tennis thanks to a funding grant given to Dickerage Sports and Community Centre and Park fro

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02/04/13
Community hub upgrade receives £6,500 boost from FIT Scotland

Isle of Lewis’ new community gem, the Lochs Showground, received a boost thanks to national charity Fields in Trust Scotland. The l

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02/04/13
Historic gem rejuvenated thanks to £6,500 Fields in Trust funding

Plans to revive a community gem in Perth received a boost thanks to national charity Fields in Trust Scotland. Riverside Park in Perth was

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02/01/13
Planting fun for protected field

Oakford Parish Council’s Oakford Playground is one of 30 QEII Fields in Devon.  They recently received a grant from SITA Trust to

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01/09/13
New Chief Executive for Fields in Trust

After five years at Fields  in Trust I am delighted to be stepping into my new role as Chief Executive at this very exciting time for

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11/30/12
Ashton Hayes, Cheshire Wins Most Improved Queen Elizabeth II Field Award

The Queen Elizabeth II Field Ashton Hayes in Cheshire won the prestigious Most Improved Queen Elizabeth II Field Award at the inaugural Fiel

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11/30/12
Broadstone Rec Ground Wins Award for Outstanding Community Event

Plainfield Farm Recreation Ground in Broadstone, Dorset won the prestigious Best Have a Field Day Award at the inaugural Fields in Trust Awa

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11/30/12
Caerphilly County Borough Council Wins Fields in Trust Landowner of the Year Award

Caerphilly County Borough Council won a prestigious Landowner of the Year Award at the inaugural Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony hosted by J

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11/30/12
City of Edinburgh Council Wins Fields in Trust Landowner of the Year Award

City of Edinburgh Council won a prestigious Landowner of the Year Award at the inaugural Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony hosted by John Inve

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11/30/12
Five ASDA Stores top fundraising table for charity

Five ASDA stores have been recognised as the top national fundraisers for Fields in Trust at the charity’s inaugural Awards Ceremony h

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11/30/12
Haringey Park Wins ‘Getting Active’ Award

Albert Road Recreation Ground in Haringey, London won the prestigious Getting Active on a Queen Elizabeth II Award at the inaugural Fields i

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11/30/12
Melbourn Resident Wins National Award

Peter Simmonett of Melbourn Parish Council, Cambridgeshire has won the prestigious QEII Community Champion Award at the inaugural Fields in

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11/30/12
Winners Announced at Fields in Trust’s Inaugural Awards Ceremony

The inaugural Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony was hosted by John Inverdale at Lords Cricket Ground on 29th November to honour landowners and

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11/08/12
Fields in Trust welcomes new Government Guidance

Fields in Trust Welcomes New Guidance The Department for Education published new Guidance last week to support the School Premises Regulati

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10/30/12
Fields in Trust Scotland partners Sportscotland for new funding stream

We're delighted to announce that Fields in Trust Scotland is one of Sportscotland's partners in their £10million Active Places Fund.

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10/10/12
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge visit Newcastle to celebrate Fields in Trust’s legacy programme

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge visited Elswick Park, a newly protected Queen Elizabeth II Field, in Newcastle today as part of a tour of the N

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10/02/12
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Visit QEII Field in Newcastle!

Fields in Trust is delighted to announce that TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Elswick Park in Newcastle on 10th October a

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08/28/12
Inclusion fund opens today!

Funding up for grabs to make parks and playgrounds more accessible Today, to coincide with the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Ga

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08/24/12
FIT response to Guardian article on "Will Olympics legacy focus on grassroots or elite?"

Will the Olympics legacy help grassroots sport or focus on the elite? Fields in Trust's QEII Fields Challenge will ensure it helps at the

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08/08/12
Fields are as vital as funding for sporting legacy

Team GB of the future needs the fields Yes, funding is essential but don’t forget about the fields themselves The Olympics have

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08/08/12
Looming threat from academies threatens golden future

FIT comments on school playing fields sell offs: It is a cause for concern when school playing fields – and other outdoor recreationa

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07/24/12
Fields in Trust’s Olympic Legacy brings benefit to over 1300 communities across the UK

Seven years after the announcement of London as the successful host city the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is

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06/19/12
Royal visit to Nottingham summary

On June 13th, HM The Queen and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Vernon Park in Nottingham. They were celebrating the Diamond Ju

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06/15/12
Royal visit by The Queen, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to QEII Field in Nottingham

Press Releases about the Royal visit by The Queen, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to QEII Field in Nottingham http://www.examiner.com/articl

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06/08/12
Response to Guardian Letter

Fields in Trust response to the brief letter published in The Guardian Weds 6 June, from Open Spaces Society. Kate Ashbrook’s respons

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06/01/12
It is the Diamond Jubilee weekend

"The nationwide Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend promise to be truly spectacular. This milestone is particularly special for

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05/29/12
Royal Visit to QEII Field in Nottingham Announced!

Fields in Trust is delighted to be welcoming our Patron HM The Queen, our President HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Duke and Duchess o

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05/28/12
GSK secures future of local playing fields with FIT as part of London 2012 legacy

GSK has today entered a partnership with Fields in Trust (FIT) to secure the future of its Swyncombe Avenue Playing Fields, where hundreds o

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05/23/12
Charity gives residents the chance to get fit for the Olympics and beyond

  Lucky residents of Workington, Chester, Penistone, Llandeilo, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Rhyl, Wishaw and Warrington will be able to buil

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03/27/12
National Planning Policy Framework includes several recommendations made by FIT

Fields in Trust is pleased to see that the new National Planning Policy Framework published today includes a number of recommendations made

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03/08/12
Parks, playgrounds and pitches sold by London Councils - and FITs comment

The article by the BBC on outdoor recreational land being sold off in London. "Parks, playing fields and allotments equivalent to th

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03/06/12
Opening schools for community sporting use

Sport England have released new guidanceon schools opening sports facilities for use out of hours. Seeing school sports facilities loc

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01/09/12
200 days to go

There is much fanfare today around the first cabinet meeting of 2012 being held at the Olympic Park with one of the key items on the agenda:

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12/20/11
Maintaining a balance of sports facilities provision is vital

In difficult economic times playing fields are often increasingly at risk from development and so Fields in Trust welcomes the information p

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12/09/11
Charity Fields in Trust ensure more space for sports participation

 The latest sport participation numbers are out today: there are fewer young people playing sport and also fewer women taking part *. I

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11/24/11
Thousands of people say 'Save a Space for Me'

Parks and playing fields protected forever with public voter power Friday 18th November saw the end of Save a Space for Me; a month long

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11/23/11
Shropshire saves its own slice of Olympic Legacy

Telford and Wrekin council are blazing a trail across the West Midlands: the first council in the region to dedicate outdoor recreational

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11/16/11
A Loud Bark to Save our Parks

Retired greyhounds are barking loudly in support of a programme led by the Duke of Cambridge to safeguard parks, playing fields and open spa

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11/14/11
Fields in Trust in Lord Mayor's Show 2012

Did you see us? If you were watching the Lord Mayor's Show on Saturday 12 November, you may have seen us! As we are part of the Lord Mayor'

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11/11/11
Lord Mayor's Appeal 2012

Fit for the Future     Fields in Trust are one of the beneficiary charities from the 2012 Lord Mayor's Appeal. The Lo

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10/20/11
27 Queen Elizabeth II Fields receive Sport England funding

Over half of the first wave of sports playing fields to earn improvement funding from Sport England's Protecting Playing Fields fund are Que

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10/18/11
Next stage of Diamond Jubilee fields legacy programme

      Starting today (Tuesday 18 October), the people of Great Britain will be given the opportunity to decide which open

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09/27/11
Fields in Trust Site receives £40,000 Fruit Shoot Boost

King George V Field Cockshaugh Playground in St Andrews won a £40,000 renovation from Robinson’s Fruit Shoot. Robinsons asked pa

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09/27/11
Making it easier for you to protect your local parks and playing fields

 You may have noticed our website is looking a bit different! People are online more and more these days, so it’s important for F

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09/27/11
'Save a Space for Me' on October 18th!

 One of Fields in Trust’s biggest projects is the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge.  Launched in 2010 by its patron HRH T

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09/27/11
St Andrews Playground is unveiled following £40,000 renovation

 Local playground, Cockshaugh Playground, was awarded a £15,000 renovation bursary as part of Robinsons Fruit Shoot’s natio

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09/01/11
FIT Cymru Reception - National Assembly for Wales

Fields in Trust Cymru was proud to unveil its founding group of 'Champions' during a reception at the National Assembly for Wales on 16 Nove

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