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Glasgow City Council has updated their website to make it easier to find out what’s on in parks throughout the Dear Green Place. Please visit http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/eventsinthepark 

Glasgow’s vast range of stunning parks and green spaces are managed to provide enjoyment of open air, outdoor recreation and public access. There are over 90 parks and formal gardens within the city boundaries and such is the diversity of these parks – there is something to suit everyone.

The parks and venues are also used to host hundreds of fantastic events and activities throughout the year.  Come along and take part in loads of not to be missed, fun filled events.

A coalition of national organisations is calling on the UK’s political leaders are being asked to champion parks and local public greenspaces across the UK to halt and reverse their decline.

The Charter for Parks, launched by the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces, and a coalition of national organisations, calls on Prime Minister Theresa May and First Ministers Nicola Sturgeon, Carwyn Jones and Arlene Foster, to celebrate these spaces so vital for all communities and take action to safeguard them

The Charter calls on the UK’s four political leaders to:

  • Celebrate the central role well-run parks play in our neighbourhoods for all sections of our communities
  • Recognise the right of every citizen to have access within walking distance to a good-quality public greenspace
  • Endorse a legal duty for all public greenspace to be managed to a good standard
  • Embed effective protection from inappropriate development or use, or loss of any part of our parks
  • Ensure adequate long-term resources for maintenance, management and improvements
  • Encourage and enable community involvement and empowerment of local people and park users

Groups and organisations throughout the UK are being urged to sign up to the new Charter from today and throughout the summer.

Representatives from Friends of Parks Groups in Edinburgh gathered in greenspace beside the Scottish Parliament to launch the Charter for Parks in Scotland. Events also took place at Westminster and Cardiff.

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Glasgow City Council is developing a new vision for parks and greenspaces in Glasgow and they are holding an online consultation which will run until Friday 11 May.

The Council are keen to make sure the vision of what Glasgow’s parks and greenspaces may look like, and what roles they will perform in the future, comes from the communities that use and love these spaces. Please note that the consultation only covers sites that are owned or managed by Glasgow City Council.

Following a series of workshops with Friends of Parks Groups, Community Councils and Parks User Groups a report was published in January 2017 which identified the following issues:

  • Communication
  • Improved Parks Forum
  • Community Growing
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Re-wilding
  • Activities and events

The Council are now consulting via the Council’s online consultation hub.

The 2017 Greenspace Use and Attitude survey published by greenspace scotland shows the downward trend in the deteriorating quality of Scotland’s parks and greenspaces has continued.  Whilst the survey confirms that Scots still love their parks, with over 90% of urban Scots saying it is important to have greenspace in their local area, the quality of Scotland’s parks and greenspaces has continued to decline, and this means that fewer people are using their local greenspaces regularly.

40% of people agreed or agreed strongly that the quality of their local greenspace has reduced in the last 5 years (up from 33% in 2011) and this figure rises to 50% for people living in the more deprived areas (up from 35% in 2011).

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It’s two years since greenspace scotland launched MyParkScotland and they have been supporting groups with their crowdfunding projects through training, mentoring and workshop sessions. They have now pulled all of this experience together, and worked with crowdfunding experts at Twintangibles, to prepare the MyParkScotland Crowdfunding Resource Kit which was launched recently.

The MyParkScotland Crowdfund Resource Kit has been designed to help groups wanting to crowdfund for parks and greenspace projects.

Funded by Awards for All, Scotland the Resource Kit introduces and explains the concept of crowdfunding and helps groups plan, run and deliver their crowdfunding campaigns. Included within the Resource Kit is the Crowdfunding Campaign Planning Worksheet, this editable document is designed to help groups think about key elements of their crowdfunding campaign including growing your “crowd”, getting the messaging right, how to get that message across and what to do when your campaign is complete.

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greenspace scotland has announce that they have received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to kick-start the development of an Endowment Fund for Scotland’s parks.

This project will develop a £1million endowment fund for Scotland’s parks.  It is the first step towards our ambition for a multi-million endowment fund which will help to keep Scotland’s parks in good heart for future generations to enjoy. Over the next 3 years, the HLF grant of £500,000 will be matched with donations from individuals, businesses and trusts to raise that first magic million. The funds will be invested to provide an endowment to support Scotland’s parks in perpetuity.

Julie Procter, Chief Executive of greenspace scotland said:
“Scotland’s parks are well-used and much loved. We want to ensure they continue to be cherished and nurtured so that we hand them on in good heart for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. The Scottish Parks Endowment Fund is an easy and simple way for everyone who uses and loves Scotland’s parks to make a donation, large or small, to support our treasured parks. And it’s a great way to grow the value of your donation: the HLF matching grant means that every £10 donated with gift-aid, becomes a £25 investment in the Park Endowment fund; every £100 becomes £250 and so on.”

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parksgreenspaces_headerLast year Glasgow City Council commissioned Pidgin Perfect to facilitate a series of consultations to inform the strategy for Glasgow’s parks and greenspaces. The four informal creative workshops explored four key themesYour spaces; Community spaces; Ecological spaces and Connected spaces.

Since the workshops Pidgin Perfect have been looking through all of the postcards and map markers that were filled out and compiling the suggestions, ideas and opinions. All of the information collected has been bought together into a report, which contains detailed information about all the topics discussed as well a series of suggestions to be taken forward to the next round of public consultation.

The following areas were identified for further development as the consultation moves forward:

  • Communication
  • Improved Parks Forum
  • Community Growing
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Re-wilding
  • Activities and events

Download the report here 170117_stage2_parksgreenspaces_report2 And there will be further consultation and opportunities to get involved over the coming months. For more information about the report please contact Pidgin Perfect.

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