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Comment & Policy

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.

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.
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.
Comment & Policy | 18th July 2022

Levelling up access to parks to mitigate public health emergencies

At the start of a week in which the value of our nation's parks will once again be in the spotlight our Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, writes about the importance of parks to support public health.
Comment & Policy | 20th May 2022

Discussing the role of green space in levelling up policy

This week has brought into focus the important role that parks have to play in the levelling up of all parts of the UK. Our Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, has reflected on events at which the multiple benefits of prioritising parks were discussed.
Comment & Policy | 18th May 2022

Green Space Index reveals importance of local parks for achieving Levelling-Up

This year our annual Green Space Index analysis of the provision and distribution of parks and green spaces looks at the Government's flagship Levelling-Up agenda.
Comment & Policy | 9th May 2022

Stormont legislators join fellow representatives pledging for our green spaces

Five candidates standing in last week's elections in Northern Ireland have been elected having taken our Parks Protector Pledge, growing the number of pledgers to 78 across the UK.
Comment & Policy | 21st February 2022

POLICY: A Legal Right to Local Nature

We are delighted to be supporting the new Nature for Everyone campaign. Helen Griffiths explains why the campaign is so important and why were are getting involved, as well as discussing how you can get involved as well.
Comment & Policy | 23rd September 2021

POLICY: Putting levelling-up into practice for communities across the country

Following the launch of the No Places Left Behind Commission report, Helen Griffiths reflects on its findings and the challenges awaiting The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.
Comment & Policy | 27th May 2021

Green space not equally accessible to all, finds latest Green Space Index launched by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have launched the latest Green Space Index, which reveals that our much loved local parks are not equally accessible to all.
Comment & Policy | 10th May 2021

POLICY: Further 24 elected representatives returned on pledge to protect green spaces for good

We're delighted that a further 24 elected representatives have joined the cohort of policymakers across the UK who have signed the Parks Protector Pledge.
Comment & Policy | 19th April 2021

Challenge your candidates to make a commitment to your local green spaces this election

We are calling on candidates in May's Scottish Parliament, Welsh Senedd, London Assembly and Mayoral elections to demonstrate their support for green spaces by taking the Parks Protector Pledge.