Category Funding green spaces

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 […]