BBC Breakfast highlights value of parks and green spaces

Nottingham City Council's head of parks and open spaces Eddie Curry and CABE's director of campaigns and education Matt Bell have appeared on BBC Breakfast.

BBC Breakfast reporter Richard Slee interviewed Nottingham City Council's head of parks and open spaces Eddie Curry and CABE's director of campaigns and education Matt Bell in a video highlighting the value of green spaces.

The video report - which appeared on BBC Breakfast in three slots this morning (22 March) coincides with the publication of CABE's latest research into green spaces Urban Green Nation.

Urban Green Nation looks at the state of England's urban green space and its impact on people's health and well-being. The report shows the strong link between satisfaction with local parks and open spaces and perceptions of council performance.  

The research also reveals that almost nine out of 10 people use parks and green spaces, compared to three out of 10 people that visit concert halls and galleries. 

During the BBC Breakfast report, Bell was interviewed in west London's Holland Park about people's democratic right to enjoy parks and receive health and wellbeing benefits from green spaces.

Curry was filmed at Woodthorpe Grange Park in Nottingham and highlighted the importance of green spaces as a free resource for residents during the economic downturn.

For more on CABE's Urban Green Nation report see HW magazine on 26 March.


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