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Fields in Trust: Protecting Parks for 95 years

8th July 2020

8th July 2020 marks the 95th anniversary of the founding of Fields in Trust in 1925. It is clear that then, as now, parks and green spaces are to vital to our health and wellbeing and our collective recovery.

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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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CHAMPION: The ten-minute walk and why it’s important

28th May 2020

One of five indices in our Green Space Index measures accessibility of parks and green spaces based on the number of people not living within a ten-minute walking distance. Why is it important to measure this, and why ten-minutes?

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POLICY: Latest Green Space Index highlights importance of parks and green spaces

28th May 2020

Despite local green spaces being of such value to us all right now, the 2020 release of the Green Space Index finds that 2.7 million people across Great Britain do not have access to such a space within a ten-minute walk of where they live.

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GET INVOLVED: Take on The 2.6 Challenge this Sunday and help protect green spaces for good

23rd April 2020

At a time when we are all reminded of how much we value local parks, take part in The 2.6 Challenge and support our work to protect green spaces for good

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CHAMPION: Making the most of your local green spaces whilst staying safe at this time

20th March 2020

Our research has demonstrated clear physical health and mental wellbeing benefits from regular use of parks and green spaces. However, the Covid-19 pandemic means we will all be spending a lot more time indoors in the forthcoming weeks.

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

11th March 2020

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PROTECT: Scottish capital latest to boost local activity levels through Active Spaces

4th March 2020

Residents in Edinburgh are the latest to feel the benefits of Fields in Trust’s Active Spaces programme. Two green spaces have been protected in perpetuity by The City of Edinburgh Council under the scheme.

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CHAMPION: New partnership between The Co-op and Fields in Trust will help protect endangered spaces

26th February 2020

Fields in Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with The Co-op which will result in the creation of original policy research into community access to parks and green spaces, and reflect clear synergies between the two organisations.

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PROTECT: Latest benefits of Active Spaces felt in Northern Ireland

20th February 2020

The latest benefits of Fields in Trust’s Active Spaces programme are being felt in Northern Ireland, following the opening of a new trim trail at The People’s Park in Ballymena.

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POLICY: Green Space Index shortlisted for industry award

14th February 2020

Fields in Trust's Green Space Index has been shortlisted in the Analytical Insights category at Esri UK's annual Customer Success Awards.

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A Look Back On 2019

26th December 2019

We take a look back on some of the highlights from another busy year for our nation's parks and green spaces.

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PROTECT: Century of green spaces protected for good in 2019

24th December 2019

Over the course of 2019 our work has led to another 101 parks and green spaces across the UK gaining legal protection in perpetuity.

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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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POLICY: What do the 2019 General Election manifestos say about parks and green spaces?

29th November 2019

We examine what the political party manifestos for the 2019 UK General Election tell us about a future government’s approach to parks and green spaces.

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FIELDS IN TRUST: Welcome to our new Chair of Trustees

26th November 2019

The Trustees of Fields in Trust are delighted to announce the new chair of the Trustee Board is Jo Barnett, the Executive Director of Virgin Money Giving

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PARTNERS: Supporting the Groundwork Community Awards

22nd November2019

Fields in Trust were pleased to sponsor the Best Community Group Contribution to Sport or Physical Activity category at the Groundwork Community Awards, presented this week.

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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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UK’S BEST PARK: Your votes crown the winner as Summer of Parks concludes

12th September 2019

Your votes have given Blackpool's Stanley Park the title of UK's Best Park 2019, in an announcement made as our Summer of Parks drew to a close.

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SUMMER OF PARKS: A park isn't just for summer

10th September 2019

You've been championing your local parks in record numbers this summer. If you enjoyed the Summer of Parks there's plenty of ways to stay involved.

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SUMMER OF PARKS: Reviewing the Summer of Parks 2019

9th September 2019

Our final Summer of Parks staff blog comes from Helen Griffiths, who looks back on a summer where we have explored our parks and green spaces, learned more about them and the people who love them and championed everything they bring us.

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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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THE SHORTLIST: Stanley Park

8th September 2019

Find out more about Stanley Park, winner of England's Best Park 2019 and final name on the shortlist for UK's Best Park 2019.

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THE SHORTLIST: Pittencrieff Park

7th September 2019

Find out more about Pittencrieff Park, winner of Scotland's Best Park 2019 and third name on the shortlist for UK's Best Park 2019.

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THE SHORTLIST: Cyfarthfa Park

6th September 2019

Find out more about Cyfarthfa Park, winner of Wales' Best Park 2019 and second name on the shortlist for UK's Best Park 2019.

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PROTECTING OUR PARKS: Strategic protection of Glasgow’s Dear Green Space

6th September 2019

Our latest spotlight shines on Glasgow City Council and looks at how they used evidence to show them where they needed to act in protecting parks and green spaces for the benefit of the city's residents.

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THE SHORTLIST: Antrim Castle Gardens

5th September 2019

Find out more about Antrim Castle Gardens, winner of Northern Ireland's Best Park 2019 and first name on the shortlist for UK's Best Park 2019.

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PROTECTING OUR PARKS: What is Fields in Trust protection and what does it mean?

2nd September2019

Fields in Trust has been protecting recreational land ever since our founding in 1925. Just what do we mean when we say a space is 'protected' though? How can it be achieved? What does it do?

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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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UK'S BEST PARK: Your votes give eleven Scottish parks "Much Loved" status

31st August 2019

Find out which parks in Scotland have received "Much Loved" status thanks to your UK's Best Park votes.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING: Park activities to help you be more active a day at a time

31st August 2019

As our Summer of Parks week on health and wellbeing continues we suggest seven simple activities you can do at your local park to help you be more active.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Northern Ireland's Best Parks decided by your votes

30th August 2019

Your UK's Best Park votes have given "Much Loved" status to three parks in Northern Ireland.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING: St. Helens’ Sutton Park is an Active Space for the community

30th August 2019

This week's Summer of Parks spotlight shines of Sutton Park in St. Helens and how our Active Spaces programme has helped people improve their health and wellbeing in an area identified as having high levels of inactivity.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Celebrating Wales' Best Parks

29th August 2019

Find out which space joins the shortlist for UK's Best Park 2019 as the national winner in Wales.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Eleven parks in North West celebrated with "Much Loved" status

28th August 2019

Discover the eleven recipients of "Much Loved" status and the regional winner in the North West from UK's Best Park 2019.

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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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UK'S BEST PARK: The North East's "Much Loved" green spaces revealed

27th August 2019

Three parks in the North East have gained "Much Loved" status as a result of your UK's Best Park votes.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Your votes name Yorkshire and the Humber's Best Parks

26th August 2019

Your votes mean six parks in Yorkshire and the Humber have been awarded "Much Loved" status.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Four parks in East Midlands gain "Much Loved" status

25th August 2019

Find out which four parks in the East Midlands have gained "Much Loved" status thanks to your votes.

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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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UK'S BEST PARK: Celebrating "Much Loved" spaces in the West Midlands

24th August 2019

Discover the three recipients of "Much Loved" status and the regional winner in the West Midlands from UK's Best Park 2019.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Your Best Parks in the South West

23rd August 2019

Four parks in the South West have gained "Much Loved" status as a result of your votes.

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UNIVERSALITY OF PARKS: Diversity Park - a playground for children of all abilities

23rd August 2019

Our latest Summer of Parks spotlight shines on Diversity Park in Portstewart and showcases how they have created a play space that all children can enjoy.

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UK'S BEST PARK: South East's Best Parks as voted by you named

22nd August2019

Find out who you named as the Best Park in the South East as well as the region's other six "Much Loved" spaces.

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UK'S BEST PARK: "Much Loved" spaces in the capital as decided by your votes revealed

21st August 2019

Your votes have given "Much Loved" status to four parks and green spaces in the London region - discover those spaces and the regional winner.

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UK'S BEST PARK: Celebrating the East of England's Best Parks

20th August 2019

Discover the overall winner and recipients of "Much Loved" status in the East of England region in UK's Best Park 2019.

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UNIVERSALITY OF PARKS: Ten things to consider when reviewing your local park’s accessibility

20th August 2019

As our Summer of Parks discusses universality of parks we look at ten things to take into consideration to help a park be as accessible as it can be.

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SUMMER OF PARKS: Championing this year’s UK’s Best Parks

19th August 2019

You cast a stunning 36,832 votes for 364 nominated parks and green spaces. Discover when and how to find out the results from the UK's Best Park 2019 award.

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ORGANISED SPORT IN PARKS: Top tips for joining organised sport in your local park

18th August 2019

As our Summer of Parks week on organised sport in parks concludes we take a look at some tips if you're wanting to try out a new sport at your local park or green space.

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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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ORGANISED SPORT IN PARKS: A long innings

16th August 2019

This week's Summer of Parks spotlight shines on Sherwood Cricket Club in Kent, who have used Fields in Trust protection to secure their home ground and ensure organised sporting activity in Rochester is safeguarded for future generations.

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