New research shows value of green spaces, as MPs debate the future of parks

New research by Vivid Economics published today by the National Trust reveals the true value of a large city’s network of public parks and green spaces – and shows that cutting parks budgets is counter-productive, costing more than it saves. This evidence comes as MPs on the influential House of Commons Communities and Local Government…

Our vision for the future of parks

Yesterday we joint hosted the Future Parks Conference which brought together over 70 practitioners to discuss how to achieve a sustainable future for public parks.  At the event we launched our new Future Parks toolkit, with useful considerations for those interested in setting up a People’s Park Trust, one potential option for securing parks’ futures.…

What a ‘hard Brexit’ might mean for UK agriculture

In this blog our Rural Enterprise Director, Patrick Begg, takes a look at Theresa May’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference, and what it might mean for UK agriculture. At this week’s Conservative Conference we’ve seen and heard yet more evidence of Theresa May’s innate pragmatism.  We’re to transpose all EU legislation, including those related…

We all have a stake in the British countryside

Yesterday, WWF-UK, RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts and the National Trust set out our call for a new approach from the UK and devolved governments to our countryside and wildlife. At the heart of this new approach should be a new way to support farmers, one that recognises and rewards them for their role as custodians…