One of Fields in Trust’s biggest projects is the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. Launched in 2010 by its patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge, its ambitious target is to get 2012 green spaces protected by the end of 2012. We’re doing well: so far over 700 parks, playing fields, woodland walks, and playgrounds across the UK have been put forward by landowners for Queen Elizabeth II Field status to protect them for the future. There’s something for everyone: whether you fancy a Robert-Burns celebrated Scottish woodland walk, a coastal path in Kent or the venue for the World Alternative Games in Britain’s smallest town Llanwrtyd Wells. If history’s your thing, there are historic playing fields in Yorkshire and the location of the source for Belfast’s first piped water supply nearly 200 years ago.
On 18 October Fields in Trust launched the chance for the public to say ‘Save a Space for Me’, by clicking on the spaces they supported on www.qe2fields.com . This is open for a month, so if you’re quick you might still be able to show your support for the parks and playing fields you love.