Fields in Trust Cymru
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Fields in Trust, formerly the National Playing Fields Association, has operated within Wales since its founding in 1925. Fields in Trust Cymru was established in 1998 with a dedicated office preparing to work within newly devolved structures, policies and aspirations.
Fields in Trust Cymru’s mission is the same as that throughout the UK which is to ensure that everyone – young or old, able or disabled and wherever they live – should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. These spaces are vital to building happy and healthy communities but sadly continue to be threatened by all kinds of development. To achieve our aim we safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites.
While many of Fields in Trust’s projects and protection programmes operate in Wales, Fields in Trust Cymru has also developed its own unique projects such as Owain Glyndwr Fields. It has supported the Welsh Government on the development of legislation and policy and in preparation for the 2016 National Assembly for Wales elections, has produced its Playing Fields Manifesto.
We assist Sport Wales in its role as statutory consultee on proposals affecting playing fields and both organisations have worked together in producing Guidance Notes on the Long Term Protection of Recreational Land in Wales.
As elsewhere in the UK, Fields in Trust Cymru’s current flagship programme is Centenary Fields commemorating the sacrifice made by those during World War I. Click here for more information.
"I want people across Wales to be able to lead active, healthy lives. Maximising the link between sport, physical activity and the natural environment is key to this, which is why Fields in Trust’s work to ensure good access to free, local outdoor space is so important."
Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services and Public Health
'Guidance for Outdoor Sport and Play' is a one-stop shop for the practitioner – local planning authorities, developers, planners and urban designers, landscape architects and parish and town councils – in the planning and design of outdoor sport, play and informal open space.
Fields in Trust Cymru Committee
Fields in Trust Cymru is supported and advised by a Welsh Committee. The members are Brynmor Williams, JR Jones, Dr Lynne Spackman, Geraint Williams and Robin Williams.
Fields in Trust Cymru Champions
Fields in Trust Cymru has assembled a small but prestigious group of people Championing the playing fields cause in Wales. The Champions were unveiled at a special ceremony at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay. They are Gerald Davies CBE, Lynn Davies CBE, Anne Ellis OBE, Lewis Evans, Chairman between 2000 and 2007, Non Evans MBE and Ceri Preece, Chairman between 2007 and 2010.
Manager, Fields in Trust Cymru
Sport Wales National Centre
t: 02920 334935