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.…

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 – a view from the National Trust

Our Head of Nature Conservation, David Bullock, reflects on this week’s report from the Committee on Climate Change and its implications for the National Trust’s work.   Defra’s 25 year Plans for Nature and Food and Farming might be frozen post the Brexit vote, but the planet keeps warming.  This, the second report by the Adaptation…

Connecting Children with Nature: Natural England report

Last week Natural England published some eye-opening statistics. Their report, the product of two years’ worth of research, looked at how often children visit natural places, where they visit and with whom. © National Trust Images/ John Millar Natural England’s major finding, reported in the Guardian, is that over 1 in 9 (12%) of children haven’t visited…

Pink bottles washing up on Cornwall beaches highlight increasing marine litter problem

  As thousands of pink detergent bottles are cleared from our beautiful beaches in Cornwall, Dr Sue Kinsey, Senior Pollution Policy Officer for the Marine Conservation Society, and Sarah O’Brien, South West External Affairs Advisor for the National Trust, highlight the wider issue of how marine litter is a growing problem. Over the past week, 7000…