Have a field day

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

FIELDS IN TRUST, a charity that pro­tects out­door spa­ces across the UK, is call­ing for peo­ple to Have a Field Day and show sup­port for their lo­cal parks on July 8. Green space is un­der threat from both de­vel­op­ment pres­sures and coun­cil bud­get cuts, so the ini­tia­tive seeks to high­light the im­por­tance of lo­cal parks, play­ing fields and play­grounds for lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

‘Fields in Trust be­lieves we should re-value our green spa­ces as re­sources that con­trib­ute to pub­lic health, men­tal well­be­ing and com­mu­nity co­he­sion and not sim­ply view them as a drain on coun­cil fi­nances,’ notes the charity’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, He­len Grif­fiths. To find an event (or host your own), visit www.field­sin­trust.org/field­day

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