Fields in Trust research finds 2.5 million people across Great Britain without a nearby park or green space

New research from the charity Fields in Trust has identified that more than 2.5 million people across Great Britain live more than ten minutes-walk from their nearest park or green space. The Green Space Index, is a barometer of publicly accessible park and green space provision, which, for the first time, uses new Ordnance Survey data to comprehensively analyse provision across Great Britain.
Parks and green spaces are much-loved by people who use them regularly and increasingly, care for them through Friends groups and volunteer associations. It is widely understood by those who work in the sector, that parks provide many benefits to society. But our new Green Space Index shows, for the first time, that there is insufficient access to parks and green spaces and that far too few are legally protected, leaving those unprotected vulnerable to loss or development.
Read the article with links to the research here