What now for parks and green spaces?

Press Releasein Local Authority

parksYesterday the spending review announced the significant loss of public sector jobs and budget cuts over the next four years. More than ever, the parks and green space sector needs to prove its value. The need to work together and understand the options available is essential.

Our next conference represents a unique opportunity to help shape the future of service provision, and get to grips with the real impacts of the new political landscape. Influential figures from within the industry will be present to give their insights, and representatives from government, funders and private bodies will not only offer their own perspective, but listen and respond to yours.

If the sector is to positively move forward, it needs to come together and act now. GreenSpace is determined to give Power to the Parks, but we need your input.

Power to the Parks: Delivering without compromise will take place on Wednesday 24 November in Manchester. Along with a variety of presentations in the morning, a lively roundtable discussion will take place in the afternoon, focusing on the issues currently facing the parks and green spaces sector. There will also be the opportunity for delegates to put questions to the panel, to voice opinions and highlight unanswered questions.

Speakers confirmed
Martyn Allison
National Advisor Culture & Sport
Local Government Improvement & Development

Neil O'Connor
Director, Communities and Neighbourhoods

Dr Edward Hobson
Head of sustainable and inclusive design

John Tweddle
Supplier Relationship Manager
Westminster City Council

Charlotte Hazlewood Casework Manager
Heritage Lottery Fund North West

Sid Sullivan
Managing Director
SGS Environmental Management and Consultancy Ltd

Kylie Ward
Area Manager
Manchester City Council

50% sold and space is limited so book today! The full programme is now finalised. For the full synopsis and to book click here.

I look forward to seeing you there. Please get in touch if you require any further information or to book your place.

Best wishes,

Caroline Carsey
Events and Communications Officer
T: 0118 946 9068/9060
E: carolinec@green-space.org.uk
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