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CHAMPION: Sharing the stories of spaces which have been #notjust a park in 2020

27th November 2020

In our latest staff blog Helen Griffiths introduces how we are collaborating with our good friends at parkrun to celebrate the many ways parks have been valuable to us this year and explore how they are #notjust green and pleasant nice-to-haves.

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A Look Back On 2019

26th December 2019

We take a look back on some of the highlights from another busy year for our nation's parks and green spaces.

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POLICY: What do the 2019 General Election manifestos say about parks and green spaces?

29th November 2019

We examine what the political party manifestos for the 2019 UK General Election tell us about a future government’s approach to parks and green spaces.

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PARTNERS: Supporting the Groundwork Community Awards

22nd November2019

Fields in Trust were pleased to sponsor the Best Community Group Contribution to Sport or Physical Activity category at the Groundwork Community Awards, presented this week.

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UK’S BEST PARK: Your votes crown the winner as Summer of Parks concludes

12th September 2019

Your votes have given Blackpool's Stanley Park the title of UK's Best Park 2019, in an announcement made as our Summer of Parks drew to a close.

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SUMMER OF PARKS: Reviewing the Summer of Parks 2019

9th September 2019

Our final Summer of Parks staff blog comes from Helen Griffiths, who looks back on a summer where we have explored our parks and green spaces, learned more about them and the people who love them and championed everything they bring us.

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THE SHORTLIST: Stanley Park

8th September 2019

Find out more about Stanley Park, winner of England's Best Park 2019 and final name on the shortlist for UK's Best Park 2019.

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THE SHORTLIST: Pittencrieff Park

7th September 2019

Find out more about Pittencrieff Park, winner of Scotland's Best Park 2019 and third name on the shortlist for UK's Best Park 2019.

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THE SHORTLIST: Cyfarthfa Park

6th September 2019

Find out more about Cyfarthfa Park, winner of Wales' Best Park 2019 and second name on the shortlist for UK's Best Park 2019.

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THE SHORTLIST: Antrim Castle Gardens

5th September 2019

Find out more about Antrim Castle Gardens, winner of Northern Ireland's Best Park 2019 and first name on the shortlist for UK's Best Park 2019.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Your votes give eleven Scottish parks "Much Loved" status

31st August 2019

Find out which parks in Scotland have received "Much Loved" status thanks to your UK's Best Park votes.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Northern Ireland's Best Parks decided by your votes

30th August 2019

Your UK's Best Park votes have given "Much Loved" status to three parks in Northern Ireland.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Celebrating Wales' Best Parks

29th August 2019

Find out which space joins the shortlist for UK's Best Park 2019 as the national winner in Wales.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Eleven parks in North West celebrated with "Much Loved" status

28th August 2019

Discover the eleven recipients of "Much Loved" status and the regional winner in the North West from UK's Best Park 2019.

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UK'S BEST PARK: The North East's "Much Loved" green spaces revealed

27th August 2019

Three parks in the North East have gained "Much Loved" status as a result of your UK's Best Park votes.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Your votes name Yorkshire and the Humber's Best Parks

26th August 2019

Your votes mean six parks in Yorkshire and the Humber have been awarded "Much Loved" status.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Four parks in East Midlands gain "Much Loved" status

25th August 2019

Find out which four parks in the East Midlands have gained "Much Loved" status thanks to your votes.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Celebrating "Much Loved" spaces in the West Midlands

24th August 2019

Discover the three recipients of "Much Loved" status and the regional winner in the West Midlands from UK's Best Park 2019.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Your Best Parks in the South West

23rd August 2019

Four parks in the South West have gained "Much Loved" status as a result of your votes.

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UK'S BEST PARK: South East's Best Parks as voted by you named

22nd August2019

Find out who you named as the Best Park in the South East as well as the region's other six "Much Loved" spaces.

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UK'S BEST PARK: "Much Loved" spaces in the capital as decided by your votes revealed

21st August 2019

Your votes have given "Much Loved" status to four parks and green spaces in the London region - discover those spaces and the regional winner.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Celebrating the East of England's Best Parks

20th August 2019

Discover the overall winner and recipients of "Much Loved" status in the East of England region in UK's Best Park 2019.

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SUMMER OF PARKS: Championing this year’s UK’s Best Parks

19th August 2019

You cast a stunning 36,832 votes for 364 nominated parks and green spaces. Discover when and how to find out the results from the UK's Best Park 2019 award.

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ORGANISED SPORT IN PARKS: Top tips for joining organised sport in your local park

18th August 2019

As our Summer of Parks week on organised sport in parks concludes we take a look at some tips if you're wanting to try out a new sport at your local park or green space.

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ORGANISED SPORT IN PARKS: A to Z of organised sport in parks

12th August 2019

This week our Summer of Parks is discussing organised sport in parks and here we take a journey from A to Z through 26 sports you may find in your local park or green space.

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SUMMER OF PARKS: Celebrating how much we love our local parks

9th August 2019

With park lovers across the nation getting involved in our Summer of Parks in record numbers, we provide an update on UK's Best Park 2019 as voting enters the final ten days.

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NATURE IN PARKS: London becomes world’s first National Park City

22nd July2019

A look at the importance of nature in cities as London becomes the world's first National Park City.

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SUMMER OF PARKS: "A world of good"

8th July 2019

As our Summer of Parks continues we welcome a blog from Parks and Green Spaces Minister Rishi Sunak MP, who reflects on Have a Field Day, UK's Best Park and current developments within the parks and green spaces sector.

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FRIENDS OF GROUPS: Hosting Have a Field Days for communities

6th July 2019

On Have a Field Day today, around a fifth of the 250 plus events are being organised by Friends of groups - discover some of the ways groups across the UK are celebrating.

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MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE: Enjoy your park, but take only memories and leave only footprints

30th June 2019

In our latest staff blog our Digital & Campaigns Officer, Jamie Grubb, takes a look at the impact of litter and how we can all make our parks and green spaces nicer places for everyone this summer.

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MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE: Spotlight on Trevor Hoyte

28th June 2019

In this week's spotlight we learn about Trevor Hoyte and his role in the maintenance and management of Rugby's parks for the benefit of the local community.

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CELEBRATING PARKS: Marking anniversaries and looking to the future

23rd June 2019

As we conclude our Summer of Parks week focused on celebrating local parks and green spaces it's all about anniversaries, with a number of parks toasting major birthdays at the moment.

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CELEBRATING PARKS: In conversation with Chris Worman MBE

22nd June2019

As part of our Summer of Parks week celebrating parks, we chat with green space professional Chris Worman MBE.

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CELEBRATING PARKS: Parks in your pocket

18th June 2019

This week as we celebrate parks and green spaces we take a look at some app options to download to enhance your park experience.

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FUNDING OF PARKS: A Royal Legacy

10th June 2019

As we start our 'Summer of Parks' week discussing funding of parks and green spaces, a look back on the contribution of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to the 'Playing Fields Movement'.

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INFORMAL COMMUNITIES: Parks bringing people together

9th June 2019

In the second on this summer's staff blogs, Angela Lewis discusses how parks bring people together and create informal communities.

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INFORMAL COMMUNITIES: Eight ideas for your Have a Field Day

8th June 2019

Have a Field Day is about getting out and enjoying our local parks and green spaces. Here's eight ideas for your Have a Field Day that you can also get others involved with!

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INFORMAL COMMUNITIES: Spotlight on Norman McCarley and Brynmill Park

7th June 2019

As our Summer of Parks looks at at informal communities in parks and green spaces, we focus on one champion who has dedicated himself to bringing people together: Norman McCarley from the Friends of Brynmill Park in Swansea.

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PROVISION: Compiling the Green Space Index

27th May 2019

In our latest staff blog our Digital & Campaigns Officer, Jamie Grubb, reflects on compiling the Green Space Index and looks ahead to its future.

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SUMMER OF PARKS: What does the evidence tell us and why does it matter?

25th May 2019

A review of the cross-cutting policy impact of parks and green spaces, as our Summer of Parks gets underway.

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SUMMER OF PARKS: Championing our green spaces this summer

24th May 2019

Between now and mid-September, we'll be celebrating everything that we all love about our local parks and green spaces, leading discussions on the issues affecting parks and giving you plenty of opportunities to get involved along the way.

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Durban groundsman goes the extra mile for Fields in Trust

24th April 2019

This Sunday four runners will line-up at the start of the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money towards Fields in Trust's work to protect, support and champion green spaces for good.

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COMMENT: Parks and Green Spaces - an invaluable asset?

18th February 2019

In the latest of our Fields in Trust staff blogs, Policy Manager Alison McCann responds to the announcement by Secretary of State, James Brokenshire MP of £13M in additional funding for parks and green spaces.

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A Look Back On 2018

30th December 2018

This has been a busy year for Fields in Trust and the parks and green spaces sector as a whole. Here we take a look back on some of the highlights and events of note from 2018.

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CHAMPION: One year in the life of the UK's Best Park

28th December 2018

In our first guest blog Elaine Smith MBE, Chairman of The Friends of Stanley Park and the Salisbury Woodland, discusses one year in the life of the UK's Best Park.

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POLICY: Valuation in Practice

7th December 2018

In the latest of our Fields in Trust staff blogs, Policy Manager Alison McCann reflects on our commissioned piece of research, Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces, from earlier this year.

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COMMENT: Prevention is better than cure

6th November 2018

Alison McCann responds to the publication of the new NHS strategy which focuses on prevention.

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COMMENT: Budget 2018 - investing in our parks and green spaces

26th October 2018

In our latest staff blog Fields in Trust's Policy Manager, Alison McCann, looks ahead to Monday's Budget statement and the importance of supporting parks and green spaces to achieve multiple policy agendas.

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COMMENT: Creating a healthy, happy environment to live

14th September 2018

Frequent use of parks and green spaces is good for you, fact. But how many of us visit these free to use spaces on a regular basis?

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CHAMPION: Thousands enjoy Have a Field Day fun in the sun

11th July 2018

An estimated 30,000 park lovers across the country enjoyed a fun filled day at the park on Have a Field Day on Saturday 7th July. Hundreds of events took place right across the UK from small community picnics to large parties and fetes.

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CHAMPION: Have a Field Day and celebrate the UK’s parks and green spaces

4th July 2018

Thousands of people, in hundreds of communities across the UK, will come together this weekend to celebrate local parks and green spaces as part of Have a Field Day on Saturday 7th July.

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CHAMPION: Explore your local green space with Go Jauntly

28th June 2018

Fields in Trust are delighted to be partnering with Go Jauntly, an app which helps everyone discover local walks and adventures.

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POLICY: Don’t let the sun set on our parks

22nd June2018

On the first day of summer, the UK's political leaders were asked to champion the UK's parks and green spaces.

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CHAMPION: Saying thank you to green space guardians this Volunteers’ Week

6th June 2018

As this year’s Volunteers’ Week draw to a close, here at Fields in Trust we want to say our thank you to those green space guardians who go the extra mile for our nation’s parks and green spaces.

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POLICY: Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces in Wales and Scotland

23rd May 2018

Earlier this month we launched “Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces” our innovative research measuring the economic and wellbeing value that parks and green spaces contribute to individuals.

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RESEARCH: New research shows UK parks and green spaces generate over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits

7th May 2018

New research from Fields in Trust demonstrate that parks and green spaces across the United Kingdom provide people with over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits.

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COMMENT: Revaluing our parks and green spaces

15th March 2018

Fields in Trust Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, comments on a trio of recently published reports into parks and green spaces and looks ahead to Fields in Trust's own forthcoming research report.

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COMMENT: New planning proposals must reflect the value of parks and green spaces

7th March 2018

This week Prime Minister Theresa May announced a major overhaul to the National Planning Policy Framework, "to provide a comprehensive approach for planners, developers and councils".

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COMMENT: Raising the financial red flag is a warning signal for green space

13th February 2018

Fields in Trust Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, comments on the recently published review of local council finance and its potential implications for parks and green spaces.

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AWARDS: Stanley Park named UK’s Best Park 2017 at Fields in Trust Awards

30th November 2017

Blackpool's Stanley Park, has been voted by the public as the UK's Best Park at the prestigious annual Fields in Trust Awards 2017.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Shortlist announced for 2017 Award

3rd November 2017

The shortlists for this year's Fields in Trust Awards have been announced. Winners in nine categories will be celebrated at a ceremony on Wednesday 29th November at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

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AWARDS: Shortlists announced for Fields in Trust Awards

3rd November 2017

We are delighted to reveal the shortlists for this year's Fields in Trust Awards, with the winners due to be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 29th November.

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COMMENT: Parks positively contributing to our health and wellbeing

14th October 2017

As voting opens for the UK's Best Park award, Fields in Trust Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, discusses how our parks and green spaces positively impact our health and wellbeing.

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AWARDS: Search to find the UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2017 launched

20th September 2017

Do you think that your local park, playground or playing field is the best in the country? Here's your chance to prove it. National charity Fields in Trust have launched this year's campaign to find the UK's Best Park.

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POLICY: Fields in Trust appointed to Government’s new ‘Parks Action Group’

19th September 2017

Parks and Green Spaces Minister, Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Local Government has announced the creation of a 'Parks Action Group'.

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AWARDS: Nominations open for sixth annual Fields in Trust Awards

7th September 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Fields in Trust Awards, our annual showcase of the hard work of green space champions across the UK; nominations are invited in nine separate categories.

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POLICY: Fields in Trust Chief Executive joins Parks Minister on Rugby visit

23rd August 2017

Fields in Trust Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, today joined Parks and Green Spaces Minister Marcus Jones as he visited Rugby's award winning green spaces.

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POLICY: UK’s Parks and Green Spaces – The State of Play

12th July 2017

More trips, to more parks, more often is good for health and wellbeing. Greenspace Map provides a baseline for monitoring local provision.

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HAVE A FIELD DAY: Thousands set to celebrate our parks and green spaces

7th July 2017

Hundreds of communities across the UK will come together tomorrow to celebrate our local parks and green spaces as part of Have a Field Day.

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RESEARCH: Visit your local park this weekend - you'll feel healthier and happier as a result

6th July 2017

The Fields in Trust submission to last year's Parliamentary Inquiry into the Future of Public Parks called for a change in the way public green space is conceived.

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HAVE A FIELD DAY: Celebrate your local green space this summer

9th June 2017

In the latest in our series of blogs, Fields in Trust's Jamie Grubb calls for us to love our local parks this summer.

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Manifesto for Parks launched by Fields in Trust ahead of General Election

8th May 2017

In advance of the General Election on 8th June we launch our Manifesto for Parks. This election presents an opportunity to ensure the UK's parks, playing fields and green spaces are addressed as a vital national issue by the next government.

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POLICY: Fields in Trust welcomes new API report into playgrounds

13th April 2017

Fields in Trust welcomes a new report from the Association of Play Industries (API) into the state of England's playgrounds and supports calls for increased investment that will positively impact the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

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