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CHAMPION: Saying thank you to our local parks and green spaces

30th June 2021

In our latest staff blog, our Chief Executive Helen Griffiths looks ahead to Thank You Day this weekend and reflects on the importance of our parks and green spaces during the pandemic.

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GUEST BLOG: How green spaces support our mental health

4th June 2021

In our latest guest blog, Shari McDaid, PhD, Head of Evidence and Impact at the Mental Health Foundation sets out the evidence behind the effects of nature on our mental health as well as addressing the current inequity of access to these benefits.

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Remembering HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

15th April 2021

Fields in Trust Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, remembers HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and reflects on the lasting impact his work will have.

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POLICY: Levelling-up playing fields, parks and green spaces across the UK

5th January 2021

In her latest blog Helen Griffiths discussions how the revaluing of local parks and green spaces and their protection in perpetuity can play a pivotal role in the government's levelling-up agenda.

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GUEST BLOG: Supporting our mental health by noticing the nature around us

24th November 2020

Our latest guest blog welcomes Claudette Anderson from Go Jauntly, who shares how green spaces have been vital this year, the value of noticing nature and how the latest features in Go Jauntly can help us all to get that daily dose of green space.

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POLICY: Acting on the evidence

9th October 2020

In our latest blog Policy Manager, Alison McCann, looks at impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and explains how we are working to act on the evidence and protect parks and green spaces for good for the communities who need them the most.

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POLICY: People need parks

25th September 2020

Following the release of new research relating to parks and green spaces over recent days, in our latest blog Helen Griffiths gives her thoughts on the findings and reflects on the importance of acting on them now.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING: Why it is worth placing a value on wellbeing?

1st September 2019

As our Summer of Parks discusses health and wellbeing, our latest staff blog comes from Policy Manager, Alison McCann, who discusses why calculating the wellbeing value contributed by parks and green spaces is a relevant and important number to know.

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GUEST BLOG: Can parks put equity at the core of our post-COVID recovery?

29th May 2020

Following the release of our 2020 Green Space Index findings, we're delighted to welcome a guest blog from Graham Duxbury.

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POLICY: Levelling-up the playing fields - our response to the 2020 Budget statement

11th March 2020

Read Fields in Trust's response to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's 2020 Budget statement.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING: The Summer I wasn't expecting

27th October 2019

In the latest in our series of staff blogs, Fields in Trust's Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, writes a personal account of how parks and green spaces have directly supported her well being over the summer.

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GUEST BLOG: Communities Taking Action

13th October 2019

Our latest guest blog welcomes Graham Duxbury, national CEO of Groundwork, who discusses the importance of community action and introduces their latest report - Communities Taking Action.

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PROTECTING OUR PARKS: A legal perspective on protecting parks and green spaces

8th September 2019

Our penultimate Summer of Parks staff blog comes from our Solicitor, Stanka Dimova, who shares a legal perspective on our work to protect green spaces for good.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING: Do you park the sunscreen?

27th August 2019

As our Summer of Parks discusses health and wellbeing we welcome a guest blog from Michelle Baker, CEO of the Melanoma Fund, who shares her top ten tips for protecting your skin whilst at the park.

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UNIVERSALITY OF PARKS: Four generations enjoying Camperdown Country Park

25th August 2019

Our latest staff blog comes from Fields in Trust Scotland Manager, Colin Rennie, who shares stories of four generations of his family enjoying Dundee's Camperdown Country Park.

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ORGANISED SPORT IN PARKS: What playing sport has given me

17th August 2019

As Summer of Parks discusses organised sport in parks, our latest staff blog comes from Fields in Trust Wales Manager, Rhodri Edwards, who discusses how playing rugby helped shape him as a person and still provides lasting benefits.

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PARKS AND PLAY: Not all children experience the sort of outdoor play many of us took for granted

11th August 2019

We welcome a guest blog from Marguerite Hunter Blair, Chief Executive of Play Scotland and Fields in Trust Scotland Committee member, who discusses the importance of outdoor experiences for children's development.

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PARKS AND PLAY: Play Must Stay

6th August 2019

We welcome to Summer of Parks a guest blog from Mark Hardy, Chairman of the Association of Play Industries, who reflects on the importance of play and shares their latest research findings.

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NATURE IN PARKS: Memories of discovering the natural world at the local park

28th July 2019

In our latest staff blog Terry Housden shares memories of how his local park helped him discover nature as a child.

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HERITAGE OF PARKS: Historical tour of Wales' urban parks

20th July 2019

Our latest guest blog welcomes Glynis Shaw, a Trustee of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, who takes us on a journey through the history of some notable urban parks and gives some tips on researching the history of your local park.

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SPORTING JOURNEYS: Memories of playing on local green space as a youngster

14th July 2019

Our latest staff blog comes from Jamie Leeson who reflects on memories playing sport on the green spaces of Coventry growing up and how it inspires his work protecting parks and green spaces today.

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FRIENDS OF GROUPS: Valuing the work of Friends

7th July 2019

In our latest staff blog, David Sharman discusses the invaluable role that Friends of groups play in our nation's parks and green spaces.

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FRIENDS OF GROUPS: Top ten tips for establishing a group

1st July 2019

Our latest guest blog welcomes Sarah Royal from the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces, who shares her tips on establishing a Friends of group.

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