Utilising our parks and green spaces for Green Social Prescribing sessions is set to grow in popularity as it becomes an integral part of the UK’s health and care strategy. For Friends of parks and greenspace community groups, the GSP programme could provide an opportunity for funding and allow a wider variety of local people to discover the volunteer work, events and activities that take place at your site.
Mental health issues affect 1 in 4 people and social prescribing is becoming more common. Download a free guide “Greenspaces for Mental Health” to assist with delivery of programmes
Having a Management Plan of some sort is vital if there is any ambition for the site to be improved from its current condition. If the park is just a patch of grass that the Council are going to continue cutting in the same way as they always have along with maybe emptying bins and picking up litter occasionally then it probably isn’t needed, but for anything more, there should be one.
Management Plans create a written plan of action that allows Friends groups to be involved in advocating park needs. We take a look at lots of examples and discuss the importance of having this key document for your green space.
Friends groups aim to protect, promote and improve their public green space, but there are also other specific user groups (community ’stakeholders’) who use the site. Their views also matter. Learn how to engage and work effectively together.
A new report with extensive contributions from London Friends of Parks groups has been released, looking at the increasing use of London’s Parks and green spaces for events. The report has an introduction by Dave Morris chair of the National Federation of Parks and Greenspaces.
July 14 2020
The local community wanted to improve Latchmere Rec in Kingston. Find out how they engaged with residents and local groups to make sure all users of the site had a say in how it was improved.
Warley Woods is a 100-acre community park which is a mix of woodland, open meadow and a golf course. It has registered, grade 2 status with English Heritage. It was saved from being developed for housing by public subscription and was opened as public park in 1906 and became known as “The People’s Park”.
Fruit and Nut Village are an organisation that was set up between Lets Grow Together and Food Forest Brum. They bring together pre-existing fruit trees in the area, adding nut groves into them, creating different ways for fruit trees to be grown in the area.
Ladder of Participation Which description from the list below best fits how your Group feels? This looks specifically at the levels of consultation your group is offered; for the site as a whole or for part of the site. In Control – You run your site or the parts of it you want toKey Partner […]