Now published: CJS Focus on Greenspace in association with Fields in Trust
• The recent release of their ‘Revaluing Parks and Green Space’ report allows Fields in Trust to talk about the contribution parks & green spaces make to UK community health & wellbeing in the lead article.
• As a social housing provider in Manchester, Southway Housing Trust owns 180 green spaces within their urban setting – a lasting legacy has seen better utilisation of these areas with community involvement & interest from the University of Manchester.
• Urban forests can provide many benefits to society including removing pollutants, reducing stress & cooling urban areas. Forestry Research is encouraging towns & cities to utilise i-Tree Eco to place a monetary value on urban trees and help safeguard them for the future.
• New housing developments don’t have to squeeze out wildlife & greenspace. The Wildlife Trusts are calling on developers, local authorities & Government to embrace a new way of building, one that works with the natural surrounds to create gains for nature & residents.
• Every weekend at more than 700 public open spaces across the UK there is a free parkrun. These open spaces take a variety of forms such as city parks, beaches, canal towpaths & country parks but all benefit from the utilisation of the space for fitness.
• In response to a networking need for greenspace professionals, greenspace scotland set up the Scottish Park Managers Forum. This has allowed those managing greenspace in Scotland to learn about what’s working and what’s not.
• Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council manages Wren’s Nest National Nature Reserve, find out from Senior Warden, Ian Beech some of the challenges encountered when managing an urban site.
• Chris Worman is a member of the Parks Action Group; set up by the Government in late 2017 the group is tasked with trying to create a sustainable future for the nation’s parks and green spaces. Learn about the progress of the group so far.
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