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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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