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GreenSpace

  1. 1. June 2012
  2. 2. GreenSpace  -­‐  Our  mission  To  work  towards  achieving  a  network  of  easily  accessible,  safe,  attractive  and  welcoming  parks,  gardens  and  green  spaces  which  meet  the  needs  of  everyone  and  which  contribute  to  the  economic,  social  and  environmental  well-­‐being  of  people  and  places,  now  and  for  future  generations.     ‘Greenplaces  for  all’  
  3. 3. GreenSpace  –  what  we  do   Networks   Sector  partnerships            Communities            Regional  Forums   A  network  of  easily  accessible,   Advocating  &  inEluencing   safe,  attractive  and  welcoming   Love  Parks  Week            Green  Places              Policy  &  research   green  spaces  meeting  the  needs   of  everyone,    contributing  to   the  economic,  social  and   environmental  well-­‐being  of   Skills  &  knowledge   Institute            Training  &  Conferences              Green  Places                                       people  and  places,  now  and  for   future  generations.   Ensure  excellence   GreenFlag              GreenPlaces    Fund   Monitor  use   GreenSTAT              Policy  &  research  
  4. 4. GreenSpace  –  what  we  do   !
  5. 5. Sector  Advocacy  
  6. 6. John Crompton
  7. 7. Decline  in  the  1990s  u  Compulsory  Competitive  Tendering  led  to   budget  savings  being  taken  out  of  park  services    u  Complete  lack  of  investment  across  the  country  u  Attracted  antisocial  behaviour    u  Decline  stimulated  HLF  to  start  investment  in   parks  programmes  u  Formation  of  GreenSpace  
  8. 8. Renaissance  2000s  u  Urban  White  Paper    u  Urban  Green  Spaces  Task  Force    u  Urban  Summits  u  Creation  of  Cabe  Space  u  Appointment  of  a  Minister  with  park  portfolio  u  Living  Spaces  by  DCLG,  Community  Spaces  by   Big  and  HLF  continuing  to  fund  parks  u  Support  for  NGOs  delivering  urban   regeneration  
  9. 9. Threats  to  greenspace  u  ‘BonEire  of  the  quangos’  sees  Cabe  Space   disappear  u  GreenSpace  researches  the  impact  of  CSR   across  50  authorities:  28%    cuts  in  parks     budgets,  30%  losses  of  greenspace  managers   and  front  line  staff  u  London  25%  of  Heads  of  Parks  services  lose   their  jobs    u  Need  to  do  something  radical  -­‐  GreenPlaces   Fund    
  10. 10. Vision  for  the  GreenPlaces  Fund  By  creating  a  national  mechanism  for  parks  and  greenspace  giving  that  attracts  funding  and  commitment  from  both  businesses,  communities    and  individuals  locally,  where  it  matters  to  them  most,  the  Fund  can  support:   u  Everyone  in  the  UK  to  have  easy,    safe  and  close  access  to  quality  parks  and  green   spaces  where  they  live   u  Encouraging  collaboration  between  businesses,  local  authorities  and  communities  to   work  in  partnership  to  improve  and  sustain  their  local  parks  and  green  spaces   u  Inspiring  communities  to  recognise  the  value  of  green  space  and  boost  usage  to   improve  their  health  and  quality  of  life    
  11. 11. GreenPlaces  Fund  -­‐  partnerships  It  seeks  to  grow  partnerships  across  towns  and  cities  between  local  authorities,    communities,  businesses  and  green  sector  NGOs   u  Business  forums  such  as  the  Chamber  of  Commerce  are  encouraged  to  be  key   supporters  and  the  board  managing  the  Fund  at  a  local  level  would  ideally  be  lead   by  local  business   u  The  Fund  promotes  the  creation  of  an  authority-­‐wide  community  forum,  such  as  the   Birmingham  Open  Spaces  Forum,  that  brings  together  groups  interested  in  their   local  parks  and  greenspace   u  There  will  be  expertise  locally  too  and  it  is  hoped  that  the  Fund  can  support  key   partners  such  as  TCV  to  establish  volunteering  centres  or  hubs  
  12. 12. Giving  to  the  Fund  People/organisations cangive to the overall national Green  Places  Fund  fundor Green  Places  Fund   Green  Places  Fund   Green  Places  Fund     And  so  on…  To city fund No0ngham   Birmingham   Leeds   Project  1     Project  1  or Bulb  plan<ng  across  all   Public  facili<es  clean  up  To a project within city parks  in  city   at  fun  park   Project  2   Project  2   New  playground  at     Tree  plan<ng  in  five   highcross  park   parks   Project  3   New  plan<ng  at  summer   hill  meadow   Project  4   Bench  makeover  at   one<me  park  
  13. 13. Website  
  14. 14. Website  
  15. 15. Love  Parks  Week   OnlineOne  million  people  attended  events   ›  Total website visits up by 30% (13k) ›  Google Map 75,000 viewsthroughout  the  week.  Most  successful   ›  Twitter 40% increase in followers inyear  yet.   six monthsA  total  of  1,244  events  were  held  by   Press (July only) ›  Readership reach: 22.8mlocal  authorities,  charities,  volunteers,   ›  Consumer 44%, regional/local 31%,local  businesses  and  many  more!   national 23% and Trade 1%Increased  sector  support…   ›  Daily Telegraph, Sainsburys Magazine, Waitrose Weekend, Yours, Bodyfit and Choice
  16. 16. Nat  Fed  Parks  &  Green  Spaces   Existing  Forums  registered  with  Nat  Fed:     London  –  currently  16  boroughs    Birmingham    Sunderland    Bristol     Nottingham    Liverpool    Stockport    Wirral    Walsall    Bradford    Hyndburn     Medway    Plymouth    York           New  Forums  in  the  process  of  setting  up  ofEicially  or   known  to  have  some  engagement:     Leeds      Canterbury  ShefEield    Manchester    Newcastle      
  17. 17. Opportunities  to  work  together   u  Support  Love  Parks  Week  and  the   growth  of  volunteering  in  the   greenspace  sector   u  Support  the  development  of  the  Green   National Trust Places  Fund  –  advocate  for  the  Fund  in   Greater linkage of properties to local city, each  city   potential engagement for new volunteers and u  Advocate  for  quality  through  support   placing an emphasis on for  Green  Flag   quality of site and eperience through: u  Sign  up  sites  to  GreenSTAT  to  monitor   visitor  satisfaction  and  experience   u  Give  time  and  expertise  to  help  parks   managers  and  community  groups    
  18. 18. Questions A  prospectus  for  Local  Authori<es   May  2012  

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