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COMMENT: Revaluing our parks and green spaces

15th March 2018

Fields in Trust Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, comments on a trio of recently published reports into parks and green spaces and looks ahead to Fields in Trust's own forthcoming research report.

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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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AWARDS: Stanley Park named UK’s Best Park 2017 at Fields in Trust Awards

30th November 2017

Blackpool's Stanley Park, has been voted by the public as the UK's Best Park at the prestigious annual Fields in Trust Awards 2017.

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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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UK'S BEST PARK: Shortlist announced for 2017 Award

3rd November 2017

The shortlists for this year's Fields in Trust Awards have been announced. Winners in nine categories will be celebrated at a ceremony on Wednesday 29th November at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

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AWARDS: Shortlists announced for Fields in Trust Awards

3rd November 2017

We are delighted to reveal the shortlists for this year's Fields in Trust Awards, with the winners due to be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 29th November.

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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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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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AWARDS: Search to find the UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2017 launched

20th September 2017

Do you think that your local park, playground or playing field is the best in the country? Here's your chance to prove it. National charity Fields in Trust have launched this year's campaign to find the UK's Best Park.

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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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AWARDS: Nominations open for sixth annual Fields in Trust Awards

7th September 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Fields in Trust Awards, our annual showcase of the hard work of green space champions across the UK; nominations are invited in nine separate categories.

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CYMRU: New committee members appointed

6th September 2017

Fields in Trust Cymru is supported and advised by a Welsh Committee who apply their skills and experience to support the work of Fields in Trust as volunteers.

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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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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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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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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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HAVE A FIELD DAY: Thousands set to celebrate our parks and green spaces

7th July 2017

Hundreds of communities across the UK will come together tomorrow to celebrate our local parks and green spaces as part of Have a Field Day.

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RESEARCH: Visit your local park this weekend - you'll feel healthier and happier as a result

6th July 2017

The Fields in Trust submission to last year's Parliamentary Inquiry into the Future of Public Parks called for a change in the way public green space is conceived.

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Fields in Trust launch Impact Report 2016

27th June 2017

In this article Fields in Trust Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, introduces our Impact Report for 2016 and highlights key achievements of our work over the last year.

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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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PARTNERS: Groundwork UK launches new Youth Network

13th June 2017

Leading environmental community charity Groundwork UK today launch their new Youth Network, inviting applications for Young Green Ambassadors from those passionate about their local environment.

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HAVE A FIELD DAY: Celebrate your local green space this summer

9th June 2017

In the latest in our series of blogs, Fields in Trust's Jamie Grubb calls for us to love our local parks this summer.

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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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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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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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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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