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Green Space - Managing the Future

Government departments, quangos and local authorities are seeing the most severe cuts to public sector budgets seen since the 1920s. Here we chart the, extent and effect of the cuts and how this is changing the way public green space is managed

Cuts And Measures

 

In Depth - Managing the Future

Parks round table - A common vision

Parks round table - A common vision

01 March 2013

Green-space leaders met recently at Horticulture Week's offices to discuss the creation of a co-ordinated cross-sector alliance and vision for urban parks to ensure their future, Jez Abbott reports.

 
 
Amenity contracting - Partnership trend

Amenity contracting - Partnership trend

07 February 2013

Deals crossing council boundaries are among the new ways of outsourcing grounds-maintenance contracts, Jez Abbott finds.

 
 
How to get the most from hiring out your park

How to get the most from hiring out your park

18 January 2013

The hire of parks requires a marketing plan, a usage strategy and commercial focus, says Sid Sullivan.

 
 
Historic and botanic gardens - Visitor strategies

Historic and botanic gardens - Visitor strategies

23 October 2012

Gardens facing a decline in visitor numbers thanks to rain-hit year are using new techniques and strategies to help soften the impact, Jez Abbott discovers

 
 
Parks budget cuts - putting assets at risk

Parks budget cuts - putting assets at risk

14 September 2012

A second year of swingeing funding cuts could put even the highest-profile historic parks at risk, Ben Cook reports.

 
 
Amenity landscape: The therapeutic role of green space

Amenity landscape: The therapeutic role of green space

27 April 2012

A guide highlighting the role of green space in recuperation should add weight to the battle against budget cuts, practitioners tell Hannah Jordan.

 
 
Amenity - Britain in Bloom on a budget

Amenity - Britain in Bloom on a budget

02 March 2012

Volunteers and business support are key as Britain in Bloom entrants look to make the maximum impact with fewer resources, says Hannah Jordan.

 
 
Green Space Management - How to refocus your service provision

Green Space Management - How to refocus your service provision

06 May 2011

It is now time to look hard at your priorities and learn to do more with less, maintains Sid Sullivan.

 
 
Green Space Management - Managing risk and reputation

Green Space Management - Managing risk and reputation

20 January 2012

Planning a media response is vital to protect your business's reputation, says Sid Sullivan.

 
 
Green Space Management - Take steps to harness volunteers' potential

Green Space Management - Take steps to harness volunteers' potential

18 November 2011

A volunteer strategy adds real value to the service - as well as the participants' CVs, says Sid Sullivan.

 
 
Green Space Management - How to make surveys effective

Green Space Management - How to make surveys effective

04 November 2011

To find out what people want from parks and win funding, you need qualitative data, says Sid Sullivan.

 
 
Green investment

Green investment

02 September 2011

A Merseyside housing body has ambitious plans to transform its green spaces with community help, writes Gavin McEwan.

 
 
Green Space Management - Beware the loss of crucial local knowledge

Green Space Management - Beware the loss of crucial local knowledge

29 July 2011

Park services' memory of the local fabric could be lost as experienced staff are axed, Sid Sullivan warns.

 
 

Green Space Management - Park partnerships key to unlocking finance

26 August 2011

Engaging with development and regeneration will widen park service influence, Sid Sullivan argues.

 
 

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