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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

Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces

Posted May 22, 2018

The new research from Fields in Trust has recently been launched and it demonstrates that parks and green spaces across the United Kingdom provide people with over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits per... View Article

Another Chelsea Gold for Birmingham

Posted May 22, 2018

Congratulations to the Birmingham Parks Team who were awarded a prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal for their Windrush Garden today. This year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush in... View Article

Senneleys Park Get New Noticeboards

Posted April 3, 2018

After months and months of applying for funding the Friends of Senneleys Park have been successful in their Awards for All Bid and at last they have 2 new notice boards in #SenneleysPark. Many thanks... View Article

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