Green-space body seeks to lift global profile

Green-space leaders from across the world are looking to forge closer links to give themselves a harder business edge and stronger championing voice.

The International Federation of Parks & Recreation Administration is to recruit a consultant to draw up a strategic review and business plan. It wants to boost clout on the global stage and stem a recent membership slide to fewer than 500.

European chairman James McCulloch, chief executive of Nene Park Trust, said more collective force and greater professional direction could help the group, which represents parks, recreation, amenity and leisure services.

"We should be connecting a lot better across the world. We are all in the same situation and need to share more effectively use of technology, best practice and some of the horror stories," he said.

"Early indications are that members support a relaunched, rebranded urban parks network, but we have to get the offering right."

McCulloch pointed out many groups do great work at a national level but said they need to bond tighter across the world.

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