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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Ten

14th October 2018

As our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign moves into its final month, this week all the spaces featured served the ongoing war effort by a variety of means.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Nine

7th October 2018

The completion of the ninth week of our Centenary Fields Legacy programme means that 100 years ago the Great War was just five weeks from its conclusion.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Eight

30th September 2018

This week our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign passed its half-way point, marking 50 days since the start of the 100 Days Offensive a century ago.

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PROTECT: Kensington Memorial Park marks mid-point of Centenary Fields Legacy

26th September 2018

Today our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign reaches its mid-point by featuring Kensington Memorial Park. It was at this space two years ago that Fields in Trust’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge unveiling a Centenary Fields plaque.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Seven

23rd September 2018

It is estimated that around 70 million military personnel were mobilised during World War I with around 20 million deaths and a further 21 million wounded as a direct result of the conflict.

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PROTECT: Parks protected in perpetuity to support community activities

21st September 2018

Four UK parks are set to benefit from £100,000 of investment which will encourage local people to get active in their local park. Capital grants from The London Marathon Charitable Trust have been awarded through the Active Spaces programme.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Six

16th September 2018

Remembrance is much more than just 11am on Sunday 11th November each year, and as our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign is showing, marking the events of 100 years ago can take many forms.

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COMMENT: Creating a healthy, happy environment to live

14th September 2018

Frequent use of parks and green spaces is good for you, fact. But how many of us visit these free to use spaces on a regular basis?

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Five

9th September 2018

Many acts of memorial to those who fought and fell in World War I were carried out in the years that immediately followed the end of conflict, with the personalities who didn't return still in the memories of those they left behind.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Four

2nd September2018

With the fourth week of our Centenary Fields Legacy programme now complete the interactive map is starting to fill up with spaces all across the UK protected in perpetuity in memory of the millions who lost their lives during World War I.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Three

26th August 2018

The third week of Centenary Fields Legacy has featured seven spaces with contemporary links to World War I.

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CHAMPION: Engaging young people with heritage parks

23rd August 2018

Fields in Trust has partnered with green space charity, Groundwork and The National Youth Agency, to launch 'Future Proof Parks', a £900k National Lottery-funded programme that will support Friends of parks groups and local young people

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Two

19th August 2018

During the second week of Centenary Fields Legacy we have focussed in on the years which immediately followed the conclusion of conflict and the local efforts to remember those who fell.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week One

12th August 2018

Fields in Trust this week launched our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign, where each day we'll be featuring one space protected as part of the Centenary Fields programme in memory of those who lost their lives during World War I.

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PROTECT: Marking the Centenary Fields Legacy

8th August 2018

As we begin our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign Fields in Trust Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, discusses what will be happening over the coming weeks.

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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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