Fields in Trust


Discover the latest news, comment and analysis from Fields in Trust.

Comment & Policy | 8th July 2024

Election fever is over, the results are in and there are immediate opportunities to focus on our parks and green spaces

We stand ready to work with the incoming government to deliver a future that parks and green spaces deserve.

Comment & Policy | 27th June 2024

What are the UK’s political parties saying about parks and green spaces?

We’ve taken a closer look at the four main Party Manifestos to provide you with a summary of commitments on the issues that we care about.

Campaigns | 22nd June 2024

A round of a-paws: Celebrating Bark For Our Parks

From the coastal paths of Cornwall to the hills of the Scottish Highlands, hundreds of dog owners and their four-legged friends made their walks count in May by taking part in Bark For Our Parks. 

Green Space Index | 6th June 2024

New UK government 'must address play crisis’ as a third of children in Britain do not have access to any nearby playgrounds

According to our latest Green Space Index research, 2.3 million children in Britain under the age of nine (31%), live more than a ten-minute walk from the nearest playground. 

About us | 28th May 2024

Fields in Trust on the road

Fields in Trust is the only charity in the UK working to protect parks and green spaces. But how does this work in practice, and what happens behind the scenes to achieve, and steward, this protection?

Campaigns | 27th April 2024

Bark For Our Parks: Meet our celebrity ambassadors

A host of Britain’s dog-loving celebrities have joined forces pledging their support for ‘Bark For Our Parks’ to safeguard Britain's precious parks and green spaces.

New partner collaboration with the British Trust for Ornithology

We’re excited to be working on a pilot project looking at the impact parks and green spaces can have on the carbon footprint of the areas they serve - in collaboration with the British Trust for Ornithology's 'Birds in Greenspaces' project to understand how our green areas can work better for nature too.

Campaigns | 12th March 2024

Introducing our new virtual fundraising challenge ‘Bark for Our Parks’

We are calling all dogs (and their human owners) to take on the challenge of walking 50km or 100km this May. 

Community | 27th February 2024

19 parks in Edinburgh gain Fields in Trust protected status

As part of our ongoing partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, we are proud to announce a further 19 parks and green spaces will now be protected forever.

Comment & Policy | 15th February 2024

It's time to take play seriously

As last week marked Children's Mental Health Week, Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, reflects on her recent contributions to cross-party inquiries at Westminster, addressing whether the built environment meets children's needs.

Research & Insight | 25th October 2023

Unveiling Green Space Insights, a study of six locations and their green spaces

Our new collection of case studies ‘Green Space Insights’ captures some of Field In Trust's collaborations with councils and local communities to protect our green spaces for good.

Comment & Policy | 8th September 2023

A missed opportunity to make planning work for health and wellbeing

In his latest blog, our Policy and Communications Officer, Maxwell Patterson, reflects on the recent amendments made to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill in the House of Lords.


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