Policy – our wishes for the new Government

What we’re calling for leading up to the General Election

Parks and Green Spaces make a difference: they help improve lives and create stronger communities, economies and environments. 

Ahead of the election on June 8th, the Land Trust is calling for Green Spaces to be recognised, supported and protected by all political parties.

We believe that Green Spaces:

  • Create significant social, economic and environmental benefits
  • Help build communities, improve people’s health and wellbeing and provide vital homes for wildlife
  • Create great places to live, work and play
  • Need long term investment in order to make a long-term difference

Why not ask your local candidates to:

  • Commit to long term investment in parks and green spaces
  • Champion the importance of parks and green spaces
  • Pledge to create, protect and enhance parks and green spaces
  • Recognise that investing long term in green spaces helps improve people’s health and wellbeing

For more information about the Land Trust’s policy priorities and our asks of Government, see our policy pages below.

Important policy areas that we focus on are outlined in the section below.


What we do

We create, conserve and enhance green spaces in and around urban areas, managing them long term, with secured funding, so that people have access to good quality open spaces and can benefit from the many opportunities the natural environment provides.

As an advocate of the benefits of green spaces, we use our experience and evidence to influence current thinking on issues that impact green spaces.

We want to ensure that local and national governments and decision makers across relevant sectors recognise the significant benefits that green spaces provide to society, the economy and the environment.

We do this in a variety of ways:

  • Review best practice across our sites and share it with decision makers
  • Provide expertise and advice on green spaces to decision makers by responding to policy consultations and taking part in relevant working groups
  • Developing strategic relationships with those responsible and influential in green space policy, including national and local government.

It was a very physical day but worth every moment. It’s great the give back to the community and to see the difference you made at the end of the day.

Tim Green, Skanska Corporate Volunteer


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