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Haworth Park Rose Garden

Crocus Planting

Planting crocus as part of our Blooming Lovely project

Crocus Planting

Group picture after finishing crocus planting

Crocus Planting

Students from The Hollins Technology College planting crocus as part of our Blooming Lovely project

Crocus Planting

Taking a well earned rest for a group picture

Gatty Park Polytunnel

Gatty Parks very own guard dog on patrol

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Heritage Lottery Fund The State of UK Parks Report II Consultation

 

The condition, funding and future of the UK’s public parks is coming under fresh scrutiny, two years after the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) groundbreaking State of Parks report.

The State of UK Parks Report, published in June 2014, revealed a growing risk that some parks could become no-go areas or even sold off, with:

86% of parks managers reporting cuts to revenue budgets
45% of local authorities considering either selling parks and green spaces
or transferring their management to others; and
81% of council parks departments having lost skilled management staff.

We at the National Federation of Parks & Green Spaces (NFPGS), in partnership with CFP and HLF, are now asking all Friends Groups across the UK to complete this survey to help assess how our parks are faring in the current economic climate.

The survey runs from Monday 4th April until Friday 29th April 2016.

Please take the time to fill out this survey, as it is very important and the report will be read by decision makers and will have an impact on our open green spaces.

Click here to start the survey.

There is the ability to save your responses and a reference copy of the survey can be downloaded from the website here. It also includes the link to the survey to be completed by all Park Managers.

 

I do hope that you all take time to fill out this survey.



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How you can be involved.

If you are a member of a community group/residents association that has an interest in the environment and improving the parks and open spaces in your area send us a message with brief details of your group. We will then contact you about becoming a member group.

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Who we are.

Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum is a Charity and an Environmentally Registered Body, established in 2005, composed of representatives from a number of community groups in Hyndburn (see side panel for links). Its aim is to protect and promote the green spaces and parks in Hyndburn.

What we do.

Community groups work together to secure external funding for community projects and to provide help and assistance to each other on community consultation and community events. We work with Hyndburn Borough Council to secure 'Green Flag' status for our parks and as a forum for raising concerns and sharing best practice for the way our green spaces are managed.