Stronger protections are needed for London’s green spaces – please take a few minutes to respond to the Mayor’s consultation. We’ve made it easy – just email firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 March(include name and postcode). A suggested response is set out below.
‘Usage’ Questionnaires can be needed when you need to prove how many people use the green space, and what for. It’s often an input for Management Plans, funding applications, for […]
The Friends of South Norwood Country Park The Friends have run various wildlife walks including a Bat Walk, Bird Walk, Dawn Chorus Walk and Butterflies Walk! The Bat Walk The […]
Froglife is a national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles – frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards – and saving the habitats they depend on. At: http://www.froglife.org/ […]
Friends of Albert Road Recreation Ground & Children’s Play Area (FARRG) In November 2016 FARRG announced an addition to their park – a new pond! “It may look a bit […]
New Southgate Millennium Green The New Southgate Millennium Green in North London is one of 245 such greens created at the turn of the Millennium across England. Each is run […]
Friends of Bruce Castle Park Children’s sunflower-growing competition! The Friends of Bruce Castle Park came up with a wonderful idea in 2017 – to hold a sunflower growing competition. Around […]
The Friends of Wimbledon Park have come together to help restore Horse Close Wood in Wimbledon Park. 100 volunteers turned up on a cold wet February weekend to help plant […]
This is an example of a questionnaire that has worked well to provide evidence to assess that the borough’s parks provision. It was responded to by nearly all the borough’s […]
If you want to save your open space, start now, before it is threatened. .. identify sites which might be under threat: the tired, sad, neglected open space or the fringe of the park that is used to store skips in, the bit of woodland at the back of your estate, the triangle behind the railway track where your kids play, or where nature has taken over… make the site look valued and reclaim it for the whole community. It is much harder for a local authority or developer to choose a site which is loved, used and designated than one which is underused and forgotten.