Are you starting a campaign to prevent inappropriate development of your local park or green space? This guide will help you mount a strong case to oppose the plans.
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.
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.
Sometimes is isn’t possible to have a group discussion or hold a meeting face-to-face, in those situations what else can we do? There are now a multitude of ways to keep in touch, hold a discussion or make decisions remotely and many of these are free.
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.
Edgbaston Reservoir is a 70-acre site, situated in Ladywood, less than two miles from the City centre. It is a designated Local Nature Reserve and a site of historic importance. The group are keen to guard against any developments which could be detrimental to the whole ethos of a very special place.
This ‘PASSPORT TO SUCCESS’ is an excellent list of key aims for green space volunteer groups to aim for, with thanks to Nesta UK Persistence don’t give up – have a clear idea of what you want to achieve and have passion for it tooAdvocacy – maintain independence – speak up for all the different […]
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 […]