News

VINSPIRE students from Barking & Dagenham College at Beam Parklands

16th November 2017

Barking & Dagenham College students give Beam Parklands a makeover

A group of VINSPIRE students from Barking & Dagenham College have been hard at work at Beam Parklands recently, supporting the ranger team in giving the site a thorough makeover.

2nd November 2017

Ambling through autumn and winter at Wellesley Woodlands

Autumn and winter are undoubtedly the perfect times of year for a stroll underneath the trees, and for Aldershot residents there’s no better place to go than Wellesley Woodlands.

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18th September 2017

Lakes within urban developments

It's great to see developers starting to recognise the added value of incorporate green and blue infrastructure into their new developments. Not only can wetlands / lakes, if managed properly help reduce flood risk and support vital biodiversity, they are add benefits to people's health and wellbeing. 

It is just important to ensure there is a long term funding structure in place to manage and maintain these assets well into the future.

A number of our sites, adjacent to developments have lakes, ponds and wetlands, such as Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park in London, and we see time and time again how valued this haven is for people and wildlife within such an urban setting.

29th August 2017

The physical inactivity epidemic

With 41% of middle aged people failing to achieve 10 minutes of continuous brisk walking per month, according to Public Health England, it's costing the UK economy £7.4 billion a year, including £0.9 billion to the NHS alone. 

This is why it is so important for people to have safe accessible green public open space with paths and trails to encourage an active lifestyle. And by ensuring green open space has sustainable investment to manage it long term, will contribute to helping improve active and healthy lifestyles and and reduce costs on the UK economy.

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Events

Family Autumn Nature Walk

Brook Park

19th November 2017 | 2 - 3.30 pm

Countess Green Gym

Countess of Chester Country Park

21st November 2017 | 10am - 12.30pm

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Publications

Walking Routes

There’s a walk for everyone, regardless of age, ability or fitness level because we believe that access to good quality, connected networks and green spaces should be inclusive.

the Land Trust Annual Review 2016-17

Annual Report 2017

This report from the Board of Trustees and Executive Team features the Trust’s achievements, accounts and outcomes for communities across the UK.

The Hidden Value of our Green Spaces front cover

The Hidden Value of our Green Spaces 2017

Report to look at the value of our green spaces from a Natural Capital perspective, using Silverdale Country Park and Beam Parklands as case studies having had natural capital accounts done of the sites.

Social Value study January 2016

The Value of our Green Spaces 2016

Social return on investment study to examine the value of Land Trust green spaces.

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