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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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PROTECT: Dundee students raising funds to support protection of local spaces

1st October 2020

Work to protect parks and green spaces for good in Dundee received a boost recently thanks to the fundraising efforts of students at the city’s Morgan Academy.

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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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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

Read Fields in Trust's response to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's 2020 Budget statement.

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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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