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PROTECT: 80 years on from the first King George’s Field

16th July 2018

Today, 16th July, marks the 80th anniversary of the legal protection of King George V Playing Field in Sonning, Berkshire, identified as "the first field" of the 471 contained within the Final Report of the King George's Fields Foundation.

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CHAMPION: Thousands enjoy Have a Field Day fun in the sun

11th July 2018

An estimated 30,000 park lovers across the country enjoyed a fun filled day at the park on Have a Field Day on Saturday 7th July. Hundreds of events took place right across the UK from small community picnics to large parties and fetes.

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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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CHAMPION: Have a Field Day and celebrate the UK’s parks and green spaces

4th July 2018

Thousands of people, in hundreds of communities across the UK, will come together this weekend to celebrate local parks and green spaces as part of Have a Field Day on Saturday 7th July.

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CHAMPION: Explore your local green space with Go Jauntly

28th June 2018

Fields in Trust are delighted to be partnering with Go Jauntly, an app which helps everyone discover local walks and adventures.

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POLICY: Don’t let the sun set on our parks

22nd June2018

On the first day of summer, the UK's political leaders were asked to champion the UK's parks and green spaces.

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GREEN SPACES FOR GOOD: Establishing a new corporate strategy and identity

21st June 2018

Fields in Trust's new logo has been public since we launched our new strategy last month, so it is timely to examine the reasons why we reviewed and updated our visual identity and branding.

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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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CHAMPION: Saying thank you to green space guardians this Volunteers’ Week

6th June 2018

As this year’s Volunteers’ Week draw to a close, here at Fields in Trust we want to say our thank you to those green space guardians who go the extra mile for our nation’s parks and green spaces.

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POLICY: Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces in Wales and Scotland

23rd May 2018

Earlier this month we launched “Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces” our innovative research measuring the economic and wellbeing value that parks and green spaces contribute to individuals.

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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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RESEARCH: New research shows UK parks and green spaces generate over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits

7th May 2018

New research from Fields in Trust demonstrate that parks and green spaces across the United Kingdom provide people with over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits.

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Fields in Trust condemn council plans for virtual parks

1st April 2018

Sunday 1st April 2018 Fields in Trust Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, has hit out at reported plans by one town council to sell its green space and instead provide residents with "permanent parks" through virtual reality headsets.

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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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