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 with helping “England’s public parks and green spaces meet the needs of communities now and in the future”. They will consider recommendations from the Government’s response to the recent House of Common’s Communities and Local Government Select Committee report into the future of parks and green spaces. As well as working with the Parks minister and officials from a number of government departments to propose new projects and actions that will help our parks and green spaces thrive.