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Presentation given by David Solly, Specialist, People and Access, Natural England, GSNF, Nov 2009

Presentation given by David Solly, Specialist, People and Access, Natural England, GSNF, Nov 2009

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Some Greenspace developments in Natural England Some Greenspace developments in Natural England Presentation Transcript

  • Some Greenspace developments in Natural England Greenspace National Forum, Wednesday 4 th November 2009 David Solly, Specialist, People and Access
    • Country Parks Accreditation inc.
      • CRN Seminar on Country Parks
      • Country Parks Accreditation Day
    • Country Parks Network
    • Natural England’s Inspiring People Positions
    • Policy Guidance on raising standards for Quality Greenspace
    • Local Nature Reserve Service Standards
  • People and Access Positions - progress 2.1 “ understand & value…” 2.2 “ taking action to conserve…” 2.3 “ access to places…” completed Health & Wellbeing Access Coastal Access draft Inspiring People to Value and Conserve the Natural Environment Under development 09/10 Engagement with the Natural Environment Active Citizenship
  • Raising Standards for Visitors to Natural Greenspace
    • Natural England expects that natural greenspace delivers:
    • to an Accessibility and Quantity Standard to ensure provision both close to home and within sustainable transport distances, i.e. Natural England’s Accessible Natural Greenspace Standards (ANGSt)
    • to Service Standards for core services and facilities for each site type; and;
    • to a national Quality Standard , i.e. the Green Flag Award scheme.
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  • Database This is to certify that [SITE NAME} Is recognised by the Country Parks Accreditation Scheme as an ACCREDITED COUNTRY PARK That is delivering the core facilities and services expected of a Country Park as set out in the Scheme’s criteria. Signed On behalf of Natural England Valid from [date of letter] until [date of letter plus 3 years]
  • Accredited Country Parks Coombe Country Park Cudmore Grove Country Park Grand Western Canal Country Park and LNR Mersey Vale Nature Park Reddish Vale Country Park Rufford Abbey Country Park Sandwell Valley Country Park Stover Country Park and LNR Teggs Nose Country Park Woodgate Valley Country Park Worcester Woods Country Park Yeovil Country Park Ham Hill Country Park
  • Country Parks Accreditation
    • Administration by Natural England’s Incentive Scheme Services
    • Phone line 0300 060 1115
    • Dedicated e-mail [email_address]
    • Link from Natural England website:
      • http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/places/countryparks/accreditation/default.aspx
  • CRN Seminar : A new era for Country Parks?
    • When? Monday November 23 rd 2009
            • Where? Worcester Woods Country Park (Accredited)
    • Chaired by Andy Maginnis, Worcester County Council
    • Content:
      • A Historical Perspective David Lambert, The Parks Agency TBC
      • Country Parks - their relevance today Lucy Heath, Natural England
      • Accreditation of Country Parks David Solly, Natural England
      •  
      • Green Flag Award Simon Chapman - Keep Britain Tidy TBC
      • 3 Case studies, followed by panel discussion
  • Accreditation Study Day
    • Hosts: Worcestershire County Council
    • Where? Worcester Woods Country Park
    • When? Thursday 18 th March 2010
    • Standards & Quality – why are they important?
    • Why have accreditation?
      • the benefits, the roots and development of the scheme
      • the relationship to other schemes, such as the Green Flag Award
    • An overview of the process
      • what you need to do to submit an application
      • what happens after application and after accreditation
    • Workshops
    •   A real application workshop using the Worcester Woods one as a model
      • Looking at what was used as evidence.
      • insight into what assessors are looking for
      • Exploring how people can demonstrate their site meets the requirements.
    •   Site surgery
  • Role for Forum Members?
    • Raise awareness of the Scheme, its relevance and value
    • If you manage relevant sites, lead by example - please apply!
    • Promote scheme to site managers – encourage sign up
    • Encourage accredited sites to display the logo and certificates
  • Country Parks Network
    • New website now open
    • http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/places/countryparks/countryparksnetwork/default.aspx
    • Please check your site details and in particular any webpage links
    • are correct
  • Raising Standards for Visitors to Natural Greenspace
    • Natural England expects that natural greenspace delivers:
    • to an Accessibility and Quantity Standard to ensure provision both close to home and within sustainable transport distances, i.e. Natural England’s Accessible Natural Greenspace Standards (ANGSt)
    • to Service Standards for core services and facilities for each site type; and;
    • to a national Quality Standard , i.e. the Green Flag Award scheme.
  • David Solly Specialist, People and Access Environmental Advice and Analysis Team 0300 0601612 [email_address] Country Parks Accreditation Scheme Administration cpas@naturalengland.org.uk Country Parks Network [email_address] www.naturalengland.org.uk Contact: