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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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HERITAGE OF PARKS: A legacy of remembrance

16th July 2019

Ahead of the 100 year anniversary of Peace Day, a look at some of the stories and the legacy created by our Centenary Fields programme.

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CELEBRATING PARKS: Spotlight on Starbank Park

21st June 2019

As we celebrate parks and green spaces this week we turn the spotlight on Starbank Park in Edinburgh and the work of their active Friends of group.

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FUNDING OF PARKS: Spotlight on Stradishall Parish Council

14th June 2019

As we discuss the funding of parks and green spaces this week we shine the spotlight on Stradishall Parish Council and their community fundraising efforts which led to their purchase of the local playing field.

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PROVISION: Spotlight on Islington Borough Council

31st May 2019

An in depth look at provision in the London Borough of Islington and how they are working to protect their parks and green spaces for future generations.

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PROTECT: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council securing spaces for future generations

27th March 2019

War Memorial Park in Ballymena has become the latest space in Mid and East Antrim to be protected in perpetuity with Fields in Trust. Nine parks and green spaces across the borough are now secured for future generations.

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PROTECT: 90 years working for Northern Ireland's green spaces

15th March 2019

Today marks 90 years of Fields in Trust’s work to protect, support and champion parks and green spaces in Northern Ireland. In the time since 29 spaces have been protected in perpetuity.

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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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PROTECT: Reflecting on Remembrance

18th November 2018

In our latest staff blog our Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, looks back on the World War I commemorations and discusses the legacy our Centenary Fields programme is leaving.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Fourteen

11th November 2018

All the stories from the final week of our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign which featured spaces from each of the four home nations.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy and the Commonwealth

9th November 2018

Six of the spaces featured as part of Centenary Fields Legacy have links to those from Commonwealth countries who fought for and with the British Army in World War I.

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PROTECT: Spaces across the UK marking Armistice centenary

5th November 2018

Centenary Fields across the UK will be holding remembrance events this week to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Thirteen

4th November 2018

A round-up of all the stories from the thirteenth week of Centenary Fields Legacy, which featured spaces which are or include memorials to the fallen.

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PROTECT: Telling the stories of the Centenary Fields Legacy

3rd November 2018

Ahead of the conclusion of our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign in our latest staff blog our Digital & Campaigns Officer, Jamie Grubb, looks back on putting the campaign together and reflects on some of the stories it has told.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Twelve

28th October 2018

As we move to within a fortnight of the centenary of the Armistice, this week our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign featured spaces covering the length and breadth of the UK – from Cornwall to the Highlands and from Norfolk to Antrim.

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PROTECT: Securing our memorial spaces in perpetuity

25th October 2018

As we approach the centenary of the Armistice, in our latest staff blog our Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, discusses our Centenary Fields programme and the importance of ensuring our memorial spaces remain protected in perpetuity.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Eleven

21st October 2018

This week our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign passed its three-quarter mark, meaning there are now over 70 stories on our interactive map of spaces which are protected forever.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Ten

14th October 2018

As our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign moves into its final month, this week all the spaces featured served the ongoing war effort by a variety of means.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Nine

7th October 2018

The completion of the ninth week of our Centenary Fields Legacy programme means that 100 years ago the Great War was just five weeks from its conclusion.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Eight

30th September 2018

This week our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign passed its half-way point, marking 50 days since the start of the 100 Days Offensive a century ago.

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PROTECT: Kensington Memorial Park marks mid-point of Centenary Fields Legacy

26th September 2018

Today our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign reaches its mid-point by featuring Kensington Memorial Park. It was at this space two years ago that Fields in Trust’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge unveiling a Centenary Fields plaque.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Seven

23rd September 2018

It is estimated that around 70 million military personnel were mobilised during World War I with around 20 million deaths and a further 21 million wounded as a direct result of the conflict.

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PROTECT: Parks protected in perpetuity to support community activities

21st September 2018

Four UK parks are set to benefit from £100,000 of investment which will encourage local people to get active in their local park. Capital grants from The London Marathon Charitable Trust have been awarded through the Active Spaces programme.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Six

16th September 2018

Remembrance is much more than just 11am on Sunday 11th November each year, and as our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign is showing, marking the events of 100 years ago can take many forms.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Five

9th September 2018

Many acts of memorial to those who fought and fell in World War I were carried out in the years that immediately followed the end of conflict, with the personalities who didn't return still in the memories of those they left behind.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Four

2nd September2018

With the fourth week of our Centenary Fields Legacy programme now complete the interactive map is starting to fill up with spaces all across the UK protected in perpetuity in memory of the millions who lost their lives during World War I.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Three

26th August 2018

The third week of Centenary Fields Legacy has featured seven spaces with contemporary links to World War I.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Two

19th August 2018

During the second week of Centenary Fields Legacy we have focussed in on the years which immediately followed the conclusion of conflict and the local efforts to remember those who fell.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week One

12th August 2018

Fields in Trust this week launched our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign, where each day we'll be featuring one space protected as part of the Centenary Fields programme in memory of those who lost their lives during World War I.

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PROTECT: Marking the Centenary Fields Legacy

8th August 2018

As we begin our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign Fields in Trust Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, discusses what will be happening over the coming weeks.

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PROTECT: Local MP unveils latest Centenary Fields plaque in Lancashire

5th July 2018

Brindle Community Hall and its surrounding recreational land became the fifth space protected in Lancashire as part of the Centenary Fields programme last weekend.

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PROTECT: Continuing the King George's Fields Foundation legacy

11th June 2018

16th July marks the 80th anniversary of the legal protection of The King George V Playing Field at Sonning in Berkshire in 1938.

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CENTENARY FIELDS: Remembering the past, protecting the future

18th May 2018

In the latest in our series of blogs, Fields in Trust Development Manager, Terry Housden, writes about the work of our Centenary Fields programme protecting war memorial parks and their legacies from a century ago.

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CENTENARY FIELDS: Birch Gardens latest space in Staffordshire protected

14th May 2018

Birch Gardens in Leek has become the latest space in Staffordshire protected as part of the Centenary Fields programme.

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CENTENARY FIELDS: Programme reaches protection century

9th November 2017

Centenary Fields, our nationwide programme commemorating World War I, has now registered its 100th site with the Cropwell Bishop Memorial Hall site in Nottinghamshire achieving protected status.

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ACTIVE SPACES: King's Lynn's River Lane Sports Pitches protected forever

22nd September2017

An area of public open space at Lynnsport has been protected by Fields in Trust as part of the Active Spaces programme. The programme secures recreational land development in perpetuity and supports community use of the site.

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ACTIVE SPACES: Belfast’s Cregagh Green first to benefit from London Marathon Charitable Trust funding

14th August 2017

East Belfast's Cregagh Green is the first project in the UK to be awarded funding by the London Marathon Charitable Trust (LMCT) as part of the Active Spaces programme.

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CENTENARY FIELDS: My Grandad and the Great War

10th July 2017

In the latest in our series of blogs, Fields in Trust's Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, writes about her Grandad's involvement in World War I.

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ACTIVE SPACES: Creating opportunities for women to get active

22nd June2017

In the latest in our series of blogs, Fields in Trust's Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, writes for International Women's Day about getting more women and girls involved in sport.

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FIELDS: Ashtead Rye Meadows Wetlands creates living legacy to mark World War I Centenary

26th May 2017

Ashtead Rye Meadows Wetlands in Surrey has become the latest site protected under the Centenary Fields programme and celebrated its new status with a plaque unveiling ceremony earlier this week.

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FIELDS: New Active Spaces partnership will protect open spaces and tackle physical inactivity across the UK

22nd May2017

A new Fields in Trust protection programme will create a legacy of 50 permanently safeguarded outdoor spaces across the UK and tackle physical inactivity.

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FIELDS: Innovative partnership secures recreational green space in a new housing development

20th April 2017

Fields in Trust, in partnership with HAB Housing, are marking an innovative collaboration which will secure recreational land in perpetuity as part of a new housing development at Winchester, Hampshire.

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