Green Flag Awards 2018

Judging this year is well underway and so might like to share your experiences either as an applicant or a judge. Send your thoughts to me at [email protected] and I’ll add them to our news feed Ed

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News Flash

This week the Parks and Green Spaces Minister Marcus Jones announced the launch of the new Parks Action Group. The Group will be made up of experts from a variety of sectors, including heritage, leisure and horticulture, and has been pledged £500,000 from the Government to kick start their work. The Action Group will be tasked […]

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Public Parks Parliamentary Report

    House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee – Public parks. The long awaited report so many of us contributed to has now been published and it makes interesting but I suspect for most green space practioners, disappointing reading. Follow the link below for the full report. On the plus side it fully […]

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A Greener Outlook – Preparing for 2017 and beyond

Another great event yesterday when Green Space Wales partnered with Fields in Trust to stage a day seminar at the magnificent Beechwood House Newport. Focusing on the Welsh Government’s Future Generations Act, the Secretary of State for the Environment Lesley Griffiths  launched the important new planning guidance from FIT – Beyond the 6 Acre Standard. […]

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UK’s Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2016

In the prestigious Fields in Trust Best UK Park Awards held at Lords Cricket Ground on Wednesday evening, Pontypool Park was voted Wales’ Best Park, just missing out on the top spot of the UKs Best Park to Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire. The two other runners up were Castle Gardens in Antrim and Preston Park […]

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MARGAM PARK DOES IT AGAIN!

Once again, Margam Park at Neath Port Talbot has been voted one of Britains top Ten best Parks in the Green Flag Peoples Choice Award. The Green Flag Award, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, is the international mark of […]

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Survey finds 75% want parks to be statutory duty

One of the pictures of neglected parks in the 2016 HLF report. Image: Peter Neal http://www.hortweek.com/survey-finds-75-want-parks-statutory-duty/parks-and-gardens/article/1410395 27 September 2016, by Sarah Cosgrove A total of 70 per cent of respondents to a new poll have said that ‘privatising’ parks is unacceptable and 75 per cent believe parks should be a statutory duty for local authorities.

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