We work with landowners, community groups and policymakers in Wales to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.
Rhodri Edwards is Fields in Trust Cymru Manager and is based in our office at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff
Phone: 02920 334 935
We are proud to work in partnership with other leading organisations in the sector including Green Space Wales, Play Wales and Keep Wales Tidy. We also assist Sport Wales in its role as statutory consultee on proposals relating to playing fields.
Our work in Wales is guided by the Welsh committee which draws together expertise from relevant sectors. The committee's members are: Brynmor Williams (Chairman), Kate Evans, J R Jones, John Ridgewell, Aled Roberts, David Roberts, Dr Lynne Spackman, John Whalley and Robin Williams.
Fields in Trust Cymru has assembled a small but prestigious group to help champion the value of parks and green spaces. Our champions are: Gerald Davies CBE, Lynn Davies CBE, Anne Ellis OBE, Lewis Evans, Non Evans MBE and Ceri Preece.
Centenary Fields aims to secure recreational spaces in perpetuity to honour the memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War I. Through this new programme landowners across the UK will be encouraged to dedicate at least one recreational space as a Centenary Field. This will commemorate this significant milestone in our history and create a tangible local legacy that will be valued by communities for generations to come. These spaces can include war memorial parks and playing fields given in memory of those who lost their lives, or other significant green spaces. Read more about the programme.
"Centenary Fields is an appropriate way to demonstrate our respect for those who died in a conflict that changed the very fabric of our society. No community in Wales was untouched by the events of the First World War, so I find it particularly fitting that you will be working to ensure the future of those green spaces across Wales, which have been developed in commemoration of all who were lost."
Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales
The Owain Glyndwr Fields programme is specific to Wales and was launched in 2001 to mark the 600th anniversary of the legendary Welsh statesman. A total of 27 spaces have been protected through this commemorative scheme.
In September 2018 Fields in Trust Cymru celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of its dedicated presence in Wales. To mark the milestone an interactive archive was compiled of the organisation's achievements in Wales over the prior two decades.
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