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Clean Air Zone Consultation Open from 4th July to 17th August 2018

Posted July 23, 2018

Birmingham City Council’s consultation on the introduction of a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and associated vehicle charges is now open. It is looking at the traffic driving around the city centre, but it does not... View Article

Visits to Parks on the Rise as City Dwellers Head Outdoors

Posted July 12, 2018

Increasing numbers of people living in cities and towns across England are visiting the natural environment. Visits to city parks and green spaces in England were up by 25% in 2016 as compared to 2010,... View Article

Help the Wildlife in your Garden

Posted June 28, 2018

It’s beautiful weather, but wildlife is missing the rain A few easy steps that you can do to help out the wildlife: Keep bird baths topped up with water, leave a shallow water bowl on... View Article

New Courtyard Garden Opened at Martineau Gardens

Posted June 28, 2018

This week saw the official opening of The Courtyard Garden created by Martineau Gardens Volunteers and supported by Jo Malone London. They were joined by Andy Street CBE Mayor of the West Midlands who along... View Article

King George V Fields Foundation

Posted June 27, 2018

July marks the 80th anniversary of the legal protection of the first of 471 King George V Fields The King George V Fields Foundation passed on their legal and financial responsibilities to Fields in Trust... View Article

Charter for Parks Launched

Posted June 27, 2018

The Charter for Parks, launched by the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces, and a coalition of national organisations, has called on on Prime Minister Theresa May and First Ministers Nicola Sturgeon, Carwyn Jones... View Article

Parkrun UK Teams up with Royal College of GPs to Prescribe Active Lifestyles

Posted June 27, 2018

Parkrun UK and the Royal College of General Practitioners are set to launch an initiative that could see thousands of patients being ‘prescribed’ outdoor physical activity rather than medication. The initiative aims to improve the... View Article

WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity

Posted June 13, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world. Worldwide, one in five adults, and four out of five... View Article

Brisk Walking and Physical Inactivity in 40 to 60 Year Olds

Posted June 13, 2018

This publication by Public Health England presents levels of brisk walking and physical inactivity in adults aged 19 and over in England in 2016 to 2017. This release focuses on those aged between 40 and... View Article

Take a Walk in the Park

Posted June 13, 2018

The Ramblers and the Town & Country Planning Association have released a new report on Walking in Urban Parks and Green Spaces. Walking in urban parks and green spaces is great for our physical and... View Article