Fields in Trust


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

Guest Articles | 23rd June 2022

The importance of data in protecting green infrastructure

In our latest guest blog post Defra minister Lord Benyon explores a data-driven approach to future proofing green infrastructure through Fields in Trust's Green Space Index.
Campaigns | 9th June 2022

The search for the UK’s Favourite Parks returns

The search for the UK's Favourite Parks is back this summer and we're calling on you to get nominating and help us shine a light on the green spaces that hold a special place in the nation's hearts.
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.
24th March 2022

Let's come together to protect Liverpool's fields forever

We were delighted to discuss with Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Park Friends Forum the latest progress in delivering their bold green space vision, along with ways everyone in the community can get involved.
22nd March 2022

PROTECT: Wrexham agreement set to ensure 300 protected spaces in Wales

The number of parks and green spaces legally protected forever in Wales is set to hit the 300 mark after Wrexham County Borough Council took the next step in protecting ten country parks.
3rd March 2022

BOOK SHELF: Pat Nevin's The Accidental Footballer

In this extract from "The Accidental Footballer", former Chelsea, Everton and Tranmere Rovers player Pat Nevin explains how important green space was to him as a youngster and how it kick-started his love for the game.
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.
5th February 2022

PATRON: Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of HM The Queen

This year we will be joining with fellow organisations and communities across the country in celebrating the Platinum Jubilee as well as the tenth anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge.
12th November 2021

ENVIRONMENT: Highlighting the need to protect local parks for people and planet

Following the launch of our ParkXtinction campaign earlier this week, Helen Griffiths reflects on the COP26 summit and importance of taking local climate action through robust legal protection of green spaces which will last in perpetuity.
5th November 2021

ENVIRONMENT: Taking local climate action now to protect endangered green spaces

In her latest blog our Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, sets out how local action to protect parks can benefit both people and the planet.