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The Toolkit

The first place to look if you’ve got a burning question about managing an outdoor recreational space is our Toolkit.

This has our answers to all the most popular questions, including the 10 step guide to protecting playing fields. 

There is even more advice and information available for our members. Why not join now? Membership starts from just £2 a month.

Playsure Insurance Scheme: Fields in Trust in conjunction with insurance brokers Risk Services (NW) Ltd and Aviva, have developed a comprehensive insurance policy for any entity which has management, supervisory and operational control over a play area.

 


 

"The work Fields in Trust have done recently in updating the guidelines for LAP, LEAP and NEAP sites is key to our industry and provides necessary guidance on what facilities should be produced as a minimum to deliver sustainable play areas and communities within housing estates."
– Rob Baker, MD, Proludic Ltd

 


 


Guidance for Outdoor Sport and Play

 

Guidance for Outdoor Sport and Play

This guidance has been produced to reflect a new planning policy landscape. Changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (2012), the introduction of The Localism Act (2011) and the phased introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy all combine to change how local planning operates. This updated guidance clearly identifies benchmarks within the current policy framework.

The Planning Process and a Ten Step Guide to Campaigning

 

The Planning Process and a Ten Step Guide to Campaigning

In a democratic society it is important that everyone’s voice has the opportunity to be heard at all levels of public life. This is important within the planning system which can be challenging to the uninitiated. It is essential to know how a planning application is made and processed. Fields in Trust’s Ten Step Guide can be used to help you throughout your campaign. It is useful however to know the system with which you are engaging and may find the following helpful.

Establishing new outdoor recreation spaces and facilities

 

Establishing new outdoor recreation spaces and facilities

This pdf summarises four key longer pdfs available in our toolkit. Do you want to know how to improve your site? How to apply for grant funding? This pdf has the essentials on this as well as the pros and cons of partnership working and how to organise great fundraising events.

Managing existing outdoor recreation spaces and facilities

 

Managing existing outdoor recreation spaces and facilities

This has useful websites and checklists for managing land and buildings, your finances, staff and policies. Everything you need to get you thinking about running your organisation and outdoor space well.

Protecting spaces and facilities for outdoor recreation

 

Protecting spaces and facilities for outdoor recreation

This presents the highlights of protecting land and focuses on the nitty gritty of 'Community Asset Transfer'.

Improving the quality and use of outdoor recreation spaces and facilities

 

Improving the quality and use of outdoor recreation spaces and facilities

This PDF is constructed of extracts taken from our complete range of documents available to Friends of Fields in Trust, our membership programme for those who are passionate about protecting open spaces in the UK.