Category Funding green spaces

Natural capital accounts for public green space in London

This study commissioned by the National Trust, The Mayor of London and the Heritage Lottery Fund, published in November 2017, shows – for the first time – the economic value of health benefits that Londoners get from the capital’s public parks and green spaces. Measuring the recreational, climatic and mental and physical health benefits of public spaces found that […]

Parliamentary public inquiry launched on parks underfunding

Deadline for submissions to inquiry: 30 September. See link below Historic opportunity to speak out loud and clear for urgent, effective, comprehensive and long-term Government action to reverse the underfunding crisis and to protect the UK’s public green spaces for generations to come. Great news! After much lobbying and calls over the last 5 years […]

Rethinking parks – ‘Bloomsbury Squared’

The London Borough of Camden is embarking on a one year programme to explore new ways of managing and operating nine of the Bloomsbury Squares.  The Bloomsbury Squares play a fundamental role in defining the character and identity of this popular district of London. They are a valued and iconic collection of public spaces, and make […]

Would you pay to live next to a park?

This was the question asked in a recent article in The Observer. It suggested that ministers were examining proposals to ask residents to pay a tax that reflects the enhancement a nearby park brings to their house prices. Analysis by the Policy Exchange thinktank has indicated a link between green space quality and house prices […]