Fields in Trust


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

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.
Research & Insight | 8th June 2023

Green Space Index finds more access to local parks required

This year our annual Green Space Index looks at the walkability of neighbourhoods and finds that 6.1 million people have no park or green space within a ten-minute walk from home.
Protection Successes | 9th February 2023

Fields in Trust and The City of Edinburgh Council join forces to protect green spaces for good

A reception at the Scottish Parliament last night focused on the need to protect more of Edinburgh's green spaces for good and asked local businesses and communities across the capital to get involved to help this happen.
Protection Successes | 3rd February 2023

Five decades of sporting memories protected forever in South Tyneside

A green space in the South Tyneside village of Cleadon has been protected forever to ensure it will always be there for the community to use and enjoy.
Comment & Policy | 1st February 2023

Green space does us the world of good

In her latest blog, our Policy Manager, Alison McCann, reflects on recent news and the importance of prioritising green space provision for our communities.
About us | 4th January 2023

Chrisie Byrne - An Appreciation

We were incredibly sad to hear that Chrisie Byrne has passed away. Chrisie was a force of nature - a tireless and tenacious campaigner for her community and a huge supporter of our work at Fields in Trust.
About us | 7th December 2022

HRH The Prince of Wales hosts Reimagining Green Spaces Roundtable

Fields in Trust President, HRH The Prince of Wales, hosted a roundtable yesterday afternoon at which industry leaders discussed how green spaces can help tackle key challenges facing communities now and in the future.


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