Campaign - Make Parks a Priority

Disproportionate cuts to parks' maintenance budgets are threatening to lead to a return to the spiral of decline in which parks found themselves in the 1970s and 1980s.  Exacerbating the difficulties is an absence at national level of any department with a watching brief for the UK's urban parks. 

The Make Parks a Priority campaign is calling for a fresh Parliamentary inquiry into urban parks to address these issues

Introduction

Latest news

Work of Parks Alliance gains recognition

Work of Parks Alliance gains recognition

The Parks Alliance secures 'cautious yes' on meeting with Government minister responsible for nation's green spaces.

Resources key for parks action

The Parks Alliance's first round table of the year updates parks sector on progress made so far.

Parks Alliance meets to plot steps towards better future for parks

Parks Alliance meets to plot steps towards better future for parks

Parks Alliance members gathered in Birmingham yesterday to plot the next steps for the organisation formed to stand up for parks.

Politicians hear cross-industry issues

Politicians hear cross-industry issues

Annual reception of All-Party Parliamentary Gardening & Horticulture Group attended by 130 industry figures and politicians.

MPs pressed for park funding inquiry by The Parks Alliance

MPs pressed for park funding inquiry by The Parks Alliance

The Parks Alliance presses Commons select committee for inquiry into urgent funding pressures currently facing parks.

make parks a priority launch podcast

Listen to speeches made by Horticulture Week editor Kate Lowe and Director of London Parks and Greenspace Agency, Tony Leach at the campaign launch in June. Introductions by Baroness Fookes.

launch event Gallery

Photo gallery from the Make Parks a Priority campaign launch

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Parks round table - A common vision

Parks round table - A common vision

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.

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What's in store for horticulture in 2013?

After an exceptionally tough year in 2012 thanks to a rain-soaked season, all sectors are hoping for an upturn in fortunes over the next 12 months. But what are the prospects for improvement given the economic challenges? Jez Abbott, Matthew Appleby, Sally Drury, Gavin McEwan and Jonathan Tilley put the question.