An All Party Parliamentary Group for Parks and Green Spaces – a message from Chris Worman MBE

Hi all,

I hope you are all keeping well in these challenging times.

Some of you will be aware that I have been lobbying for an All Party Parliamentary Group ( APPG) for Parks and Green Spaces for some time. (outside of PAG)

I am pleased to report that Tuesday saw the inaugural meeting ( via zoom)  on this new and important APPG which was chaired by Lilian Greenwood MP.

The group’s statement of purpose was agreed as “To address the most urgent issues affecting our parks and green spaces, including but not limited to funding, skills, inequality of access and provision, climate change, biodiversity and the impact they have on the nation’s health and wellbeing”. It was also agreed that Keep Britain Tidy will provide the secretariat.

The pandemic has demonstrated how valuable public green spaces are to our nation’s physical and mental well-being, not to mention the vast environmental benefits they provide. The group will provide a unique platform bringing together Parliamentarians, industry experts and other key stakeholders to discuss pressing issues. This is a real first for the industry and puts our discussions into parliament.

Exciting times….


Chris Worman MBE

Rugby Borough Council

STOP PRESS: The next meeting of the APPG is Thursday 8th July 2021 and Paul Rabbitts and Ian Baggott are attending on behalf of the PMA, and have been invited to address the group – Making the Case for Parks. We will update accordingly.

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