Is it fair? Child poverty and fair access green space

A report released today by the National Children’s Bureau reveals an ugly truth. The number of children in the UK living in poverty is on the rise. In 1971, 2 million children were deemed to be living ‘in poverty’. Today it’s 3 million. The report, ‘Greater Expectations’, isn’t just focussed on material poverty – not…

In the city

If you go down into town today, you’re in for a big surprise… From 11:00 today in Victoria Square, right in the heart of Birmingham, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of a strange new object that will tour the city’s parks and open spaces over the coming months. Imagine a gigantic acorn. Picture…

Secret Gardens and Outdoor Sitting Rooms: the London Open Garden Squares Weekend

This weekend, 215 parks and gardens across 27 London boroughs will be open to the public as part of the London Parks and Gardens Trust’s annual Open Garden Squares Weekend. Presented in association with the National Trust, the weekend’s object is to showcase the ‘little known and hidden green spaces across the capital’. All types…

National Children’s Day 2013: let children’s imagination run wild

Today, 15th May, is National Children’s Day UK. The day celebrates childhood and right of all children to be able to develop – naturally and happily – to their full potential. In a piece on the Trust’s Outdoor Nation blog earlier this week, Hattie Garlick, director of the Save Childhood Movement, wrote of the importance…