News and events
Weaving Wellbeing into a Neighbourhood - walkshop and debrief
Rethinking Cities are running a walkshop focusing on opportunities for joint working and shared thinking between the people working in public health and public realm: housing, streets, parks and open spaces on estates.
The walkshop will explore key issues such as the environment around people's homes and how this contributes to their health and wellbeing and quality of life and how physical changes in existing neighbourhoods can boost the health and wellbeing of residents.
The walkshop will be held on Tuesday 12 March starting at Shoreditch Grind and delegates who wish to attend can pick from either a 9.30am start or a 2.30pm start when booking a place. For more details, please click here
Horticulture Week Campaign - Make Parks a Priority
In the current economic crisis, many parks are facing dis-proportionate cuts to their maintenance budgets. Many green space professionals fear this could lead to a decline in parks like that of the 1970's and 1980's.
Horticulture Week is therefore campaigning to get MPs to sign Early Day Motion (EDM) 219 to obtain a Select Committee enquiry into the current crisis facing urban parks. So far 40 MPs have signed the EDM.
To download a copy of the template letter to send to your MP or for more information go to the Make Parks a Priority webpage
Meadows Conference - 5th November 2012, City Hall
The LPGSF held a joint event with the RSPB, which looked at the importance of meadows for wildlife and their significance at the Olympic Park and for Cities. The event was a great success and was well attended. If you would like to view any of the presentations, then please visit the RSPB website
Joint Open Meeting - 30th November, Embankment Gardens
The LPGSF and the London Parks Benchmarking Group annual joint open meeting was well attended and received excellent feedback on the presentations given.
As well as updates on the benchmarking survey website, catering audit and Standard Specification and Quality Manual; the day also included presentations on the Olympic Leagacy Park by Dr Phil Askew, an inspiring presentation by Peter Matthew on mainstreaming green space services across Council departments and a practical session on the future of Green Flag Awards.
To view any of the presentations, please click here
A record breaking Green Flag Award year!
A record number of 1424 parks and green spaces have received a Green Flag Award - the national award for public and community parks and green spaces. See the winners in your region.
LPGSF to become a charity
Securing the Future of the London Parks and Green Spaces Forum. For full details click here