Parks and Green Spaces APPG

First Registered: 04/11/2020 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To address the most urgent issues affecting our parks and green spaces, including but not limited to funding, skills, inequality of access and provision, climate change, biodiversity and the impact they have on the nation’s health and wellbeing.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Parks and Green Spaces

1. Vibrant new parks set to benefit communities with government funding
27/10/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Vibrant new parks set to benefit communities with government funding

2. Fields in Trust - written evidence
10/07/2019 - Inquiry: Lessons from the First World War Centenary - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: with over 90 years’ experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups

3. viewed online
25/04/2020 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: NFPGS Parks Survey for the MHCLG Summary of response s [April 21 st - 22 nd

4. Groundwork UK - written evidence
21/05/2019 - Inquiry: Garden tourism - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: garden tourismExecutive summary1.1.   Public green spaces are an important part of the social infrastructure

5. Parks for London - written evidence
21/05/2019 - Inquiry: Garden tourism - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Parks for LondonWritten evidence submitted by Parks for London DCMS Inquiry: Gardens

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Parks and Green Spaces

1. Parks (Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough)
09/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: cities, we are blessed with parks and pockets of green space. Those spaces improve air quality, lower - Speech Link

2. Children’s Playgrounds
21/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: their children outdoors to run around and go to parks with friends, and to burn off some energy on the - Speech Link
2: about from our own childhoods is communal open spaces, and facilities that are largely taken for granted - Speech Link
3: particularly in the younger teenage years. Skateboard parks were a particular thing a decade ago and trends - Speech Link

3. Lee Valley Regional Park (Amendment)
22/02/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: love our parks and open spaces. I enjoy walking almost every weekend in the stunning parks we enjoy in - Speech Link

4. Environment Bill (Eighth sitting)
03/11/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: adopt for the purpose of the Bill”—and that is “A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment” - Speech Link
2: pandemic. Many more of us have been enjoying green spaces during lockdown, and park visits in the UK were - Speech Link

5. Trespass
19/04/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: Members attending physically should clean their spaces before they use them and before they leave the - Speech Link
2: disadvantaged, who already have less access to outdoor spaces in England. They could be disproportionately affected - Speech Link
3: unauthorised encampments for too long. I live opposite a green space owned and maintained by the London Borough - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Parks and Green Spaces
1. Parks
asked by: Lilian Greenwood
25/03/2021
... what steps he is taking to ensure all communities have access to a quality park to allow people to exercise in a safe outdoors space.

2. Parks
asked by: Lilian Greenwood
25/03/2021
... how many joint meetings the cross-departmental working group and park sector group have had; and what the outcomes of those meetings were.

3. Parks
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
25/03/2021
... whether his Department plans to reopen applications for Pocket parks.

4. Parks
asked by: Gill Furniss
03/07/2018
... what steps his Department is taking to help secure a sustainable future for local parks.

5. Parks
asked by: David Drew
12/02/2018
... whether he has recently met with the Local Government Association to discuss (a) the maintenance of public parks and (b) new funding arrangements to preserve the network of parks.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Lilian Greenwood Portrait
Lilian Greenwood
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Nottingham South
Joined: 4th November 2020
John Hayes Portrait
John Hayes
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Holland and The Deepings
Joined: 4th November 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Lilian Greenwood MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7122.

Email: lilian.greenwood.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Rupali Nahar-Williams, Keep Britain Tidy, Tintagel House, London SE1 7TY. Tel: 020 8076 9257

Email: Rupali.naharwilliams@keepbritaintidy.org

Secretariat:

Keep Britain Tidy acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.keepbritaintidy.org

Benefits in Kind
Date
22 Sep 2020
Source
Keep Britain Tidy
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/10/2020 To : 21/10/2021
Value
£6,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Parks and Green Spaces APPG