Pledging to Protect

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Candidates Pledging


Green spaces are good, they do good and they need to be protected for good. Our manifesto for the 2019 UK General Election - Pledging to Protect - sets out how members of the next Parliament can work to protect, support and champion our parks and green spaces. We are calling on candidates to take the Parks Protector Pledge and you as voters to ask them how they plan to champion local green spaces as your Member of Parliament.

Pledging to Protect Manifesto

Our Pledging to Protect manifesto is available to download as a PDF.


As part of this General Election, we are inviting all candidates to take the Parks Protector Pledge and commit that, as an elected Member of Parliament, they will support the six points within the Pledge as well as be an advocate for the parks and green spaces in their constituency.


Parks Protector Pledge

Point One
Value parks and green spaces for their contribution to multiple policy agendas.

Point Two
Champion the important public service parks and green spaces provide locally.

Point Three
Advocate for policies that safeguard parks and green spaces across the country.

Point Four
Endorse the legal protection of my local parks and green spaces.

Point Five
Encourage sufficient and equitable provision of parks and green spaces for all.

Point Six
Support community volunteers on parks and green spaces.


For Voters

Spread awareness of the Parks Protector Pledge and ask your candidates if they've signed-up to support it yet. The full Pledging to Protect manifesto contains lots of detail to assist you in making your case to candidates of why parks matter. For a handy reminder of the key points, download a copy of our Doorstep Card and keep it handy to your front door so you can reference it when candidates come canvassing for your support. You can also explore our interactive map to find out if candidates in your constituency have already taken the Pledge.


For Candidates

If you are a candidate in the 2019 UK General Election, we are inviting you to sign-up to support the six points set out in the Parks Protector Pledge. You can download a copy of the Pledge that you can sign as well as notes with further information. To formally register your support for the Pledge please email us and in return we'll send supporting content to help you publicise the pledge you have made.



About Fields in Trust

Fields in Trust is an independent charity with over 90 years’ experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups and policy makers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.

If you found our Pledging to Protect Manifesto useful, please consider making a donation to support our work to protect, support and champion green spaces for good.


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