The Fields in Trust team has decades of combined experience advising, developing and leading on policy matters relating to parks and green spaces. With a focus on the links between green space provision and health and wellbeing, planning, infrastructure, the natural environment and play, through our policy and advocacy work we make the case for better protection of green spaces at all levels of local and national government.
We work with policymakers across the UK to champion the role parks and green spaces play in our communities and encourage support for their long-term protection.
Parks Protector Pledge
84 elected representatives have committed to our six-point pledge to protect, support and champion green spaces for good.
Our policymaker briefing provides an introduction to our work and why protection of local green spaces is so important.
We provide expert advice to national and regional policymakers including the Scottish Parliament and London Assembly.
Fields in Trust is a member of policy groups and advisory panels, working with colleagues across the green spaces sector to ensure decision-making is well informed and based on evidence.
Parks Action Group
Our Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, sits on the MHCLG's Parks Action Group to help shape UK Government policy relating to parks and green spaces in England.
School Playing Fields Advisory Panel
Fields in Trust are members of the advisory panel which provides support to the Department for Education on proposals relating to school playing field land in England.
Future Proof Parks
We partner with Groundwork and The National Youth Agency to engage young people through volunteering to preserve and celebrate their local heritage parks and green spaces.
Alongside publishing our own research and policy positions we are delighted to endorse other publications and national campaigns which help to champion the important role of our parks and green spaces.
Endorsements we have provided include:
If you are a national organisation working within the green space sector and would like to request an endorsement please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We regularly provide responses and comment on policy announcements, reviews and consultations. Our latest articles can be found within our News & Comment section.
Research and insight
We conduct research into the benefits that local parks provide
Green Space Index:
Our barometer of publicly accessible green space provision
What Is Protection?:
Find out what our protection is and what it does
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