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Green Space Shown to Reduce Depression in Adolescents

Posted March 6, 2018

An American study of over 9,300 adolescents, aged between 12 and 18, has shown that living in an area with more green space is associated with lower rates of depression. The research, which was part... View Article

Protect Heritage Lottery Funding for Parks

Posted March 6, 2018

38 Degrees Campaign Our public parks and open spaces are much loved and used with an estimated 2.6 billion visitors each year but they are also suffering from severe cuts to parks services made by... View Article

Heritage Lottery Funding Consultation

Posted March 6, 2018

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is currently running a consultation on its role, vision and funding priorities for the next five years (2019 – 2024). Comments are invited on the new approach, which could include... View Article

Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Northfield Ecocentre

Posted February 27, 2018

An exciting opportunity is available to join the Northfield Ecocentre team. We are looking for a Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator to join us to create campaigns that increase our profile, raise levels of user engagement... View Article

Early Bird Deadline for parks gardens and tree management stars to enter the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2018

Posted February 15, 2018

It’s time for the stars of the parks, gardens and tree management world to start working on their entries for the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2018 – the Early Bird Entry Deadline is 22nd February!... View Article

Create Your own Tree Trail

Posted February 15, 2018

The Tree Council has teamed up with TiCL Media to help people to enjoy the #ChangingViews and share their experiences as they are out walking. What can a TiCL App #TreeTrail do for you? Using... View Article

Fields in Trust Have a Field Day

Posted February 15, 2018

Last summer, thousands of you came together at hundreds of events across the country to celebrate “Have a Field Day”. Fields in Trust are delighted to announce that Have a Field Day will once again... View Article

Senior Ranger Post with Birmingham City Council

Posted February 14, 2018

Location: Lickey Hills Country Park Ranger Hub Salary: £25,951 – £32,486 Job Ref:  BCC000049 Job Type: Horticulture and parks Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full-Time Birmingham Parks Service is looking to recruit a suitably qualified, experienced,... View Article

Wildlife Trust Recruiting for a Natural Prospects Coordinator

Posted February 14, 2018

The Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust are looking for an exceptional candidate to coordinate the Natural Prospects programme over the next 4 years and develop the next generation of urban conservationists in Birmingham and... View Article

Study suggests exposure to trees, the sky and birdsong in cities beneficial for mental wellbeing

Posted January 16, 2018

Researchers at King’s College London, landscape architects J & L Gibbons and art foundation Nomad Projects have used smartphone-based technology to assess the relationship between nature in cities and momentary mental wellbeing in real time.... View Article