Neighbourhoods Green Presentation

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Presentation given by Nicola Durrant, Neighbourhoods Green Project Co-ordinator, GSNF, May 2011

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Neighbourhoods Green Presentation

  1. 1. <ul><li>May 4 th 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbourhoods Green </li></ul><ul><li>Green Space National Forum </li></ul>
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction to Neighbourhoods Green </li></ul><ul><li>Programme of activity 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>How to get involved </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>What is Neighbourhoods Green? </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership Initiative - Natural England, Groundwork UK, Green Flag Partnership, Design Council, Landscape Institute & Wildlife Trusts </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of green space in the context of social housing </li></ul><ul><li>Funded through the partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Builds on London pilot project started in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>National Influence </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project Aims <ul><li>Develop and coordinate a national Neighbourhoods Green partnership project </li></ul><ul><li>Build a knowledge and resources base </li></ul><ul><li>Champion good practice and share learning and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate the role of green space in place making to influence relevant government departments and encourage policy that acknowledges the role of green space in social housing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Project Delivery 2011 <ul><li>Mapping work </li></ul><ul><li>Green Flag Award </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Estates </li></ul><ul><li>Study Visits and Seminars and events </li></ul><ul><li>MPs round table </li></ul><ul><li>Good practice management guide </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul>
  6. 6. Achievements to date <ul><li>Established multi-disciplinary steering group </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded within housing sector through NHF </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 social landlords on board </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage in Inside Housing, 24 Dash </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date website – news, discussion forum, case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Programme of study visits in each of the regions </li></ul>
  7. 7. How can I get involved <ul><li>Download the action plan </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the website www.neighbourhoodsgreen.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Follow on Twitter and Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Build on what works well </li></ul><ul><li>Promote social housing green space </li></ul>
  8. 8. How can I get involved <ul><li>Nicola Durrant </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbourhoods Green Project Coordintor </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>020 7067 1079 </li></ul>

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