National Trust reaction to Michael Gove’s NFU conference speech

Our statement following the Defra Secretary of State’s speech at the National Farming Union’s Conference today. In response to Mr Gove’s comments on public benefit, Patrick Begg, Outdoors & Natural Resources Director said: “We’re delighted to see the Secretary of State recognise that promoting and sustaining cultural heritage in our most special farmed landscapes forms…

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…