Fields in Trust recently visited Liverpool's Walton Hall Park, to meet with representatives of Liverpool City Council and the city's Friends of groups to discuss the latest progress in delivering their bold green space vision, along with ways everyone in the community can get involved.
The Council has made a commitment to become the first city in the UK to legally protect all their parks and green spaces for good. It's a vision that has always been by the city's residents and for the city's residents, with more than a little help from the Friends.
The Liverpool Park Friends Forum were instrumental in bringing about the pledge, and once it is realised everyone in the city will have a green space close to where they live which is secured forever. Green spaces which are good, doing good, for good.
Fields in Trust have been working closely with Liverpool City Council's team on the robust legal process which will see all 100 parks in the city protected forever, starting with an initial phase of twenty city and neighbourhood parks. Now is the time where you can get involved and play your part in helping to deliver this historic vision, leaving a green space legacy for current and future generations.
Over the last two years we have all relied on our local green spaces more than ever; parks are a vital part of our neighbourhoods helping us rebalance and recover. Alongside their value to our health, wellbeing and community connections, local parks have a vital role to play in supporting our environment. These spaces improve air quality, capture harmful carbon and boost biodiversity. Green spaces doing good for people, places and the planet.
Whether you are a born-and-bred Liverpudlian, a member of one of city's amazing community groups or perhaps a day tripper who loves Liverpool's parks - don't just let it be! Fields in Trust need your help: get involved by making a donation or fundraising and play your part in creating this green legacy for Liverpool.