GreenSpace South West
Committed to the South West’s Parks and Green Spaces
GreenSpace South West's mission is:
To provide a united voice dedicated to promoting, advocating and lobbying for the regeneration and sustainable future of quality green spaces throughout the South West.
News and events
GreenSpace South West Open Meeting, Tuesday 5th March, Taunton - notes and presentations from the day now available
Following the GreenSpace South West Open Meeting held on 5th March in Taunton, the full set of notes are now available to download
. Links to the presentations are included in the notes however if you are a member, you can also download the presentations by clicking here
If you would like to find out more about the upcoming topics for future open meetings, please contact Karen Hughes
Green Connect 2 - post conference report now available
The post-conference report from Green Connect 2 is now available to download
Green Connect 2, a networking and information sharing event sponsored by the Forestry Commission and organised by GreenSpace South West was held on Saturday 6 October for community groups and landowners with an interest in woodland.
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.
Guide to partnership with GSSW
Our new brochure
outlines everything you need to know about becoming a partner with GreenSpace South West, including a full list of benefits and discounts.
Bournemouth Borough Council have provided us with a case study
regarding their improvement of walking and cycling routes through public parks, and the funding sources they were able to tap into.
Green Connect South West
The first Green Connect South West in Cannington was a great success. You can now download
a full report of the meeting.
Regional Development Manager
GreenSpace South West
Karen Hughes occupies the post on a part time basis working approximately 10am-3pm Monday to Thursday each week based at home near Taunton.
Karen's career in leisure spans over 20 years. After graduating with a degree in Regional Economic Development and Social Biology, she was employed in the market research industry in London before joining local government where she has worked in housing benefits, finance and planning. But it is her time in the leisure sector that means that she brings a good understanding of the issues facing Greenspace and its members in the south west: she has been responsible for marketing, events, policy, fundraising and more latterly partnership working , community empowerment and capital investments.
Parks Development Manager,
Bournemouth Borough Council
Chair, GreenSpace South West
Regions Development Manager