The LFGN responded (9th June) to the current London Mayor consultation over potential for rewilding around London, as part of a new the Rewilding Taskforce. Organisation – London Friends of […]
A recording of the meeting held on 20 June 2022, with presentations by Fields in Trust, CPRE London and Open Spaces Society. Follow this link to view the video of […]
Equal Play campaign The Equal Play campaign is based on new research which shows that children’s access to public play areas is unequal and unfair. A new Freedom of Information […]
Hello! I have only just subscribed to the LFGN – as an individual rather than a Group. This is mainly because there are no groups to defend the green spaces […]
A Parks and Green Space manifesto for the Local Elections in May 2022 was launched by the Barnet Green Spaces Network on 8th March. The network comprises some 40 Friends […]
Hello there I wanted to look at something on your website and found a link connected to our old website. We now trade as Parks for London rather than being […]
Dear Friends, As we approach the season of goodwill I was hoping to deliver good news to you all but I am afraid that two of our local boroughs are […]
Tweet: https://twitter.com/apsenews/status/1469321717109735424Report: https://www.apse.org.uk/apse/index.cfm/research/current-research-programme/state-of-uk-public-parks-2021/# A new and important report has been published this week by the Association for Public Service Excellence, based on their survey of Local Authorities throughout the UK. It finds […]
Enable Leisure and Culture team up across communities in creating new avenue of trees for King George’s Park thanks to generous gift from Japan 15th December, London Enable Leisure and Culture […]
HOUSE OF LORDS – COVID-19 COMMITTEE SECOND REPORT OF SESSION 2021-22 (Published 7th December 2021) https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld5802/ldselect/ldcvd19/115/115.pdf TOWNS AND CITIES: LOCAL POWER IS THE PATH TO RECOVERY Paragraph 199. The UK Government should provide local authorities with additionalfunding to […]
There is a nice short video from Leeds(378) Future of UK Public Parks – YouTube Dave Jolley Friends of John Leigh ParkOn Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 5:42 PM “S […]
Check out this fascinating walk through Bromley’s woodland on Saturday 18 September.
Maintaining and strengthening local area community greenspace Forums Hi all How’s all the local Forums getting on at the mo? Would be good to hear from each Forum on your […]
Please forward to all your local contacts.. The National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces is currently working to improve its www.parkscommunity.org.uk website. They are urging all local groups to investigate the […]
Check out this information from the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces’ Parks Community UK website – lots of resources for friends groups.
Read this letter from CPRE London to Southwark Council objecting to a new development that threatens Jocelyn Street Park and Peckham Green, and please write to the council yourself to […]
All Party Parliamentary Group for Parks – A Report Hi everyone The Westminster MPs’ All Party Parliamentary Group for Parks held a special zoom meeting on 8th July 2021. 6 […]
17th June Thanks for the query, and thanks Nigel for the considered response!Can I point out that we dont manage parks but represent the friends of parks groups’ movement.It might […]
Attached please find the programme for the Regent’s Park Music Festival ”Summer Music in the Park”. We would appreciate your posting it on any notice board you may have and […]
A useful new report emphasising the vital importance of greenspace forall sections of our communities https://www.groundwork.org.uk/about-groundwork/reports/outofbounds/
The new Friends of Swanshurst Park have created a sticker that they are using around the park to help promote the group. This is how they are inviting new volunteers […]
Click here to find the minutes of the coordination group meeting held on Monday 26 April 2021.
Join the Mayoral debate. And let’s speak out for London’s parks! You’re invited to the landmark London Mayor Environment Debate on 12th April at 7-9pm. Register here! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5qu5UDwiQmSaXBDXBeHGxg Join us to hear […]
Here’s a blog as part of the concerted effort by a coalition of organisations to raise the needs of the environment in general, and parks in particular, during the London […]
Dear Members, Supporters and Patrons – some important information this week.MIK K-Pop Festival and Southwark Council Assembly 24 March – will discuss a motion by local Councillors calling for an end […]
All of Liverpool’s parks to be protected with building on them banned 19 MAR 2021 Unique council partnership will protect 100 parks and 1,039 hectares of land across the city. Liverpool City […]
The recent debates about safety and fear of crime in our parks and on our streets has generated a lot of media coverage. A Freedom of Information request to the […]
https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/planning/london-plan A legal challenge to the Open Space policies? Someone is mounting a legal challenge to the open space policies in the recently-published London Plan. It is argued the policies […]
Dave Morris’ response to Simon Jenkins article in the Guardian Parks are indeed the ‘unsung, unclapped heroes’ of the covid era (Journal, 26th Feb). They are also a chronically under-funded […]
Call to action to speak up for London’s parks and green spaces. Mayoral Environment Debate https://www.wcl.org.uk/mayoral-environment-debate.asp
Actions that can be taken to manage cars in parks
Sharing Space in London’s Parks and Open Spaces
Draft document on managing traffic in parks including parking and through traffic.
Minutes from the general meeting held in December 2020 in which we discussed our working group projects and the future strategy for LFGN
Whether you’re one person wanting to form a group for your park or you’re a group of locals working together, here are some helpful tips and considerations to get you […]
With the help of its member friends groups, LFGN has created a how-to guide for improving biodiversity in parks and green spaces. Groups can use this as a model for […]
CPRE London launches its Ten New Parks for London campaign
DRAFT Calendar of dates for parks to celebrate JANUARY: 16- 30 January Big Schools Garden Watch (RSPB) https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-birdwatch/ 28 – 29 January RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch weekend : https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/ FEBRUARY: […]
Parks Community UK – News Update: December 2020 As the PCUK project serving the needs of Friends Groups gradually becomes integrated under the umbrella of our National Federation, excellent new guides […]
https://mailchi.mp/0fdd8650a558/lfgn-special-bulletin-1-december-789206 The Good Parks for London 2020 report is out now! Find out how your borough measured up.
The People and Nature Survey for England: Adult Data Y1Q1 (April – June 2020) (Experimental Statistics) Updated 30 September 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-people-and-nature-survey-for-england-adult-data-y1q1-april-june-2020-experimental-statistics/the-people-and-nature-survey-for-england-adult-data-y1q1-april-june-2020-experimental-statistics#main-findings 1. Main findings The People and Nature Survey for England, […]
Dear London Friends of Green Spaces, My name is Elena, I manage the Kensington Gardens Allotment and its volunteers as a partnership between the charity Sustain & Capital Growth and […]
Hi,Hope you are well?Was hoping you can help me promote the following as I believe it will be of great interest and importance to your members and network – People’s […]
Check out this interesting newsletter, which covers a range of local and London-wide issues.
London Friends of Green Spaces NetworkCPRE URBAN HEDGEROW INITIATIVECPRE London wants to identify and support local volunteer groups who want to plant new hedgerows in parks, green spaces or other […]
The following useful information is provided by the Open Spaces Society
In a political move, the Government’s Housing Secretary has told Mayor Khan to rewrite his London Plan, removing all safeguards and aspirations to preserve green space in the capital. Neil Sinden of CPRE London wrote supporting increasing housing but warning that this would fuel threats to green space… London has less than 2/3s of the green open space it needs for the number of people
Hi all, Hope everyone is staying safe and well in this unprecedented crisis. The Prime Minster yesterday stated ‘Parks and Open Spaces so absolutely important for our country and society’. […]
www.haringeyfriendsofparks.org.uk 5th March 2020 SAVE HARINGEY’S PARKS AND GREEN SPACES 2,550 Haringey residents call on the Council to ensure local parks and green spaces are properly funded and staffed Haringey’s […]
As part of Mace Group’s vision to build sustainable communities, we are focusing more effort this year to developing green infrastructure, improving access and accessibility to green spaces and investing […]
It doesn’t have to be like this. So CPRE have produced their Space to Build reports to address, and publicise this problem. They identify the sites for housing that are brown sites, and they are
* not green space, * not green belt, * and do not comprise of town cramming for existing town centres.
If you live in Bromley, write here and ask them to adopt this report as their strategy.
If you live in another borough, ask and help CPRE compose one to stop your green space being built on!
Monday 2nd December 6pm to 8pm at City Hall The main topic for the evening will be Cars and Traffic in parks. Come and tell us about your local park […]
OUR PATCH September 2019, Issue 3 Hello! This is the September e-newsletter for you from the London Friends of Greenspaces Network. This month lots of information and actions for the autumn!It’s a […]
A series of greenspace community empowerment conferences throughout England in 2019 To all greenspace community groups The final three conference dates for the Parks Action Group (PAG) Community Empowerment regional […]
View this email in your browserHello all, Hope you’re all good. Into proper autumn wild and woolly weather here – hope everyone’s sites are holding up. Climate Change and Tree PlantingLast […]
Next meeting for all London’s Friends of Parks Groups: HOW CAN WE ENSURE LONDON’S GREENSPACE HERITAGE IS APPRECIATED AND PROTECTED? Monday 9th September 2019 6pm – 8pm @ City Hall […]
1. The Friends Groups movement and the LFGN The LFGN is the voice of the dynamic and inspirational grassroots movement of over 700 local Friends of Parks groups – the […]
A plea from Save Lea Marshes The Lea Valley Regional Park Authority is currently holding a consultation over its plans for a new Ice Centre at the current site on […]
Sixty London Park Friends Groups have now listed their park on GoParksLondon. Have you listed yours? Image from #GoParks Go Parks is seeking to to link all the fantastic Friends of Parks groups in […]
EXCITING OFFER for London Parks Friends Groups to create a TiCL Tree Trail for your park FREE OF CHARGE.Brought to you by TiCLme & GoParksLondon.GoParksLondon has teamed up with TiCL […]
Reporting on a recent interview with the LFGN chairman, Dave Morris, and how the LFGN is involved in the National Park City: “N: Okay so just to begin with really, […]
Save Lea Marshes www.saveleamarshes.org.uk Newsletter, July 2019 There’s been quite a lot going on across our marshy and surrounding landscape…. LEAD STORY- THE CASE FOR THE ICE CENTRE HOTS UP.. […]
The Commission should recommend that the engagement, involvement and empowerment of local communities, and in particular of the dedicated green-space Friends Groups, should be enshrined as a key imperative in all discussions about the future of London’s local public green spaces
Help stop Bromley Council from selling off part of the old bishops palace park for housing: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Proposed sale of land at Bromley Civic Centre” and include your name address and postcode otherwise it will not be accepted (it doesn’t matter if you don’t live in the Borough).
Here’s a great guide to setting up a new Friends group for a green space, that Bromley Friends Forum have in their ‘Toolkit’: Bromley Friends Forum Toolkit Starting A Friends […]
8-9th June – Open Gardens Squares Weekend
29th June – National Park City – Talks and Fair
17th June – Parks And People: Stronger Together: Join us to explore topics such as Funding, Volunteering
Dear LFGN members and supporters, The London Friends Group Film Festival is now open for booking! Join us at this FREE event from 5pm to 8pm on Friday 25 January. Our Friends Film […]
The Friends of Richmond Park produced a film last year with Sir David Attenborough, a 21min version and a 4min version. I notice you say the festival films are 1min […]
A third of a town centre park, including 81 mature lime trees, are still condemned by development scheme, despite the council’s development partner pulling out of the “transformational project”. This […]
Friends of Clapham Common Dear Green Spaces, I have the honour of living 2 minutes away from Clapham Common, which is beautiful and every time I cycle across, reminding me […]
London’s parks accused of ‘creeping privatisation’ of public spaces Creeping Privatisation Proliferation of music festivals and other events across capital’s green spaces means disruption and restrictions to access for residents […]
London mayor, Sadiq Khan blocked the prestigious Harrow school from building a sports block that encroached on protected green space. Sir Winston’s alma mater — which educated six other British […]
From new format Guardian, page 5 of the Journal section; titled, ” Bossy Diet advice won’t fix the NHS. (23.1.2018) “Entrenched income and health inequality has blighted the UK and […]
London’s Parks – Our Space: Launch for the new Our Space project celebrating and promoting London’s Friends Groups CPRE London and LFGN would like to invite you to raise a […]
campaign to save Jessel Green park from being developed in to 154 homes: Jessel Green – Loughton Jessel Green Campaign Extract from this Guardian article by Anne Slater on the […]
To Friends of Parks Forums across the UK – for your information Dear all The Guardian published this letter on 26.12.2017 [signed by the NFPGS – Text below] Lottery Funding to be […]
Our national body, the National Federation of Parks and Greenspaces movement, has released a newsletter for December 2017: UK Parks Action Group Launched – will it make a real difference […]
Walthamstow to loose 32% of Town Centre openspace If you’re from Walthamstow then you’re in for a BIG shock On Wednesday 13th December Waltham Forest Council’s Planning Committee will be […]
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday 29 November 2017 For further comment please call Neil Sinden on 07496 805354 or Alice Roberts on 07792 942 691 New London Plan […]
London Green Spaces Friends Groups NetworkCHRISTMAS APPEAL FOR LONDON’S PARKS AND GREEN SPACES Dear friends , The London Friends Groups Network is teaming up with the London branch of the […]
To the Mayor of London 16.11.2017 Response to the Draft London Environmental Strategy IMPROVED POLICIES AND EFFECTIVE ACTION URGENTLY NEEDED TO PROMOTE, SUPPORT, ENHANCE, PROTECT AND EXTEND LONDON’S PUBLIC GREEN […]
Dear colleague, I hope you don’t mind me asking you to take action again. But the Prime Minister and Chancellor are, right now, considering whether to release Green Belt land […]
Yesterday The Friends of Finsbury Park case was heard by the Court of Appeal… A reserved judgment was given, which means that they will go away to write their judgements and deliver them in the next month or so.