The World Health Organisation has published a report summarising the health effects of green spaces in urban areas.
Yardley Residents Action Group, which represents residents in the Birmingham district of Yardley and the wider community, is hoping to save two football pitches from being built on by appealing to professional clubs to buy… more
The Daily Telegraph reports on the rise in outdoor gyms on our outdoor recreation spaces across the country.
The Amenity Forum has announced a series of free updating events for those who are faced with the challenge of pest control on their open spaces.
Dennis and SISIS have announced that they will be holding their hugely popular cricket seminar on 16 February 2017 at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.
Groundsmen from all levels of cricket will be able to refresh their education on a variety of topics including spinning pitches, frustrations of a cricket groundsman, and spring maintenance on a budget.
Sports Management have published an interview with Tom Pursglove MP, who was named by the Sports and Recreation Alliance as the Grassroots Parliamentarian of the Year.
The BBC reports that people in Shropshire are being asked to pay £36 a year to protect the county’s country parks in the wake of cuts.
One of the roles of Sport England is to object to developments on playing fields if the provision of sport and activity will be negatively affected. The latest figures show that 91% of all resolved planning… more
The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign that aims to bring people together on the same weekend across the country to clean up their local area, including local green open spaces. In 2015, 250,000… more
The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is open to applications from small, local community projects and groups. From November 7th 2016 until February 26th 2017, the fund will award a total of seventy, £300 donations to help community… more
Sport England have published an update on their new funding streams, following the publication of their new strategy: ‘Towards an Active Nation’. New funding streams will be launched in December 2016. Playing field facility projects… more
Parks provide a public service as hubs for physical activity for people of all ages, and should be funded by the public purse, the Association of Play industries (API), has told government. In its submission… more
Localgov reports that a survey has found that three quarters of the public think that councils should have a statutory duty to protect parks and 70% are against the privatisation of public parks.
The results of the 2016 Field of the Year Competitions were announced to a packed audience at the annual awards evening held in Woolavington Village Hall on 13thSeptember. The awards were presented by the Chairman… more
Sports Management reports that the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) has taken over the assets of volunteer charity Join In, following its dissolution. The SRA will continue to look after the brand.
LocalGov reports that The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has called for parks to be made into ‘no smoking zones’.
Do you think that your local park, playground or playing field is the best in the country? Here’s your chance to prove it. National charity Fields in Trust have launched a campaign to find the… more
BBC News reports that green spaces play a vital role in the health of the public in England.
The Sport and Recreation Alliance look at how the recently announced youth fund may help sport and recreation organisations.
- Dealing with dogs on your playing field
- New splash park and play area opens in Witney, Oxfordshire
- To fence or not to fence? That is the question…
- New outdoor gym in Churchdown, Gloucestershire
- Fields in Trust publishes new online guidance for outdoor sport and play
- The use of paint on playground equipment
- The rise of reinforced natural turf
- Outdoor Fitness Equipment Standard
- Safety of playground gates – what do you need to know?
- Keeping playgrounds safe during construction and maintenance work