APSE Parks Seminar 2018 - ‘Turning over a new leaf’

15 Mar 2018
The Mere Golf Resort & Spa Chester Road Mere Knutsford Cheshire WA16 6LJ


This seminar will examine what is on the horizon for local government parks and green space services and showcase ways in which local authorities can reduce costs, generate income and continue to improve the environmental quality of their parks and greenspaces despite severe budgetary pressure. 

The seminar will include  using a formula which will help identify the capital value of our parks and greenspaces, how to work with volunteers and external partners to improve and protect our parks assets, ways to  develop income generation opportunities within services,  how to achieve cross-cutting efficiencies through more innovative approaches. utilizing the technological benefits now available, improving the biodiversity offer of our greenspaces and  generally taking the opportunity to highlight best practice case studies which make the most of what our parks and greenspaces have to offer.

The seminar will also provide an update on the findings of the APSE State of the Market for Parks survey (2018) which this year has had one of its highest response rates ever showing the high profile of parks at the current time. Included in the feedback will be an update on the work of the Government’s Parks Action Group on which APSE sits, representing the views of its local authority members.

Experienced speakers will address key issues including:-

  • ·         APSE’s  latest information from the UK’s local authority parks services included in its  State of the Market survey 2018.
  • ·         The development of a natural capital accounting system to show the financial value of our parks and greenspaces
  • ·         How the development of a charitable parks fund has helped bring additionality to a major city’s parks and greenspaces
  • ·         Developing innovative approaches to future parks management
  • ·         Promoting greater community involvement in managing local park and greenspace assets
  • ·         The role of IT in future parks management
  • ·          Darja Scukina, Phone 0161 772 1811, dscukina@apse.org.uk

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