Local & National News on all things community and/or out doors (and some in)
13 July 2012

Parks & Open Spaces

Town park named fifth best green space in country
Chronicle & Echo
Abington Park has been named the fifth best park in the country in a poll by a travel magazine rating the nation’s green spaces.

The park, which opened in 1897, came above Bute park in Cardiff and Queens Square in Bristol, in the ratings given by ‘Essential Travel’.

The park was beaten to the to... more

Canal & River Trust launches today
Canal & River Trust
From today, the 10 million people who visit and love the waterways will have the chance to play a greater role in making them more beautiful than ever. Here at the Trust we’re very excited about this new approach to caring for our canals and rivers, and of course we’re delighted to have H.R.H The Pr... more
Help Make Parks A Priority
Horticultural Week
Horticulture Week is calling on readers to write to their local MP urging them to sign an Early Day Motion highlighting the crisis in maintenance funding for urban parks.... more
Tell us what you know and think of Delapre Abbey
Northampton Borough Council
We are carrying out research into who currently visits or does not visit Delapre Abbey and Park in Northampton. We would like to invite you to complete our on-line survey – even if you haven’t even heard of the Abbey! If you have visited we would really like to know what we could do to improve your ... more


Welcome to the Heritage Funding Directory
Heritage Funding Alliance
The Heritage Funding Directory is a comprehensive guide to sources of financial support (and more) for anyone seeking to undertake creative projects connected with the UK’s heritage.

It includes details of the majority of substantive sources of funding from central and local government, non-govern... more

The new funding round is now open
Peoples Post Code Trust
People’s Postcode Trust is the grant-giving organisation funded by the players of People's Postcode Lottery. We aim to make the world a better place by providing funding that makes a positive impact in local communities.... more

Nature & Environment

Planning for a healthy environment – good practiceguidance forgreen infrastructureand biodiversity
Wildlife Trusts
Maintaining and restoring the natural environmentwill play a fundamental role in sustaining ourcollective future. People’s connection with naturecan increase their health and well-being, one of therange of social, economic and environmentalservices provided by the natural environmentwithout which so... more