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Policy: A missed opportunity to make planning work for health and wellbeing

8th September 2023

In his latest blog, our Policy and Communications Officer, Maxwell Patterson, reflects on the recent amendments made to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill in the House of Lords.

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POLICY: Green space does us the world of good

1st February 2023

In her latest blog, our Policy Manager, Alison McCann, reflects on recent news and the importance of prioritising green space provision for our communities.

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POLICY: Levelling up access to parks to mitigate public health emergencies

18th July 2022

At the start of a week in which the value of our nation's parks will once again be in the spotlight our Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, writes about the importance of parks to support public health.

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BLOG: Discussing the role of green space in levelling up policy

20th May 2022

This week has brought into focus the important role that parks have to play in the levelling up of all parts of the UK. Our Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, has reflected on events at which the multiple benefits of prioritising parks were discussed.

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POLICY: Stormont legislators join fellow representatives pledging for our green spaces

9th May 2022

Five candidates standing in last week's elections in Northern Ireland have been elected having taken our Parks Protector Pledge, growing the number of pledgers to 78 across the UK.

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POLICY: Putting levelling-up into practice for communities across the country

23rd September 2021

Following the launch of the No Places Left Behind Commission report, Helen Griffiths reflects on its findings and the challenges awaiting The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.

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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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POLICY: Green space not equally accessible to all, finds latest Green Space Index launched by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

27th May 2021

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have launched the latest Green Space Index, which reveals that our much loved local parks are not equally accessible to all.

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POLICY: Further 24 elected representatives returned on pledge to protect green spaces for good

10th May 2021

We're delighted that a further 24 elected representatives have joined the cohort of policymakers across the UK who have signed the Parks Protector Pledge.

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POLICY: Challenge your candidates to make a commitment to your local green spaces this election

19th April 2021

We are calling on candidates in May's Scottish Parliament, Welsh Senedd, London Assembly and Mayoral elections to demonstrate their support for green spaces by taking the Parks Protector Pledge.

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FIELDS IN TRUST: Senior Parliamentarian Clive Betts MP joins Trustee Board

30th March 2021

Sheffield South East MP, Clive Betts, has joined the Fields in Trust Council and will take on the voluntary Trustee role with immediate effect.

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POLICY: A pandemic Budget light on green space

4th March 2021

In her latest blog, Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths reacts to the Chancellor's Budget 2021 statement and discusses what it means for parks and green spaces.

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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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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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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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POLICY: 21 MPs elected with pledge to protect parks

13th December 2019

The 2019 UK General Election has seen 21 candidates, representing five parties, who took our Parks Protector Pledge during the campaign returned as Members of Parliament.

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PARKS AND PLAY: Play Builds Children

5th August 2019

Our Summer of Parks discusses the importance of play for children and how we are putting it at the centre of our work.

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PARKS AND PLANNING: Spotlight on Pentre Felindre urban village

2nd August2019

Our latest Summer of Parks spotlight shines on an example in south Wales, examining planning tools and legislation and considering how they can be applied to ensure new developments have sufficient parks and green spaces.

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It's time to take play seriously

15th February 2024

As last week marked Children's Mental Health Week, Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, reflects on her recent contributions to cross-party inquiries at Westminster, addressing whether the built environment meets children's needs.

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