Category Health and wellbeing
For those of you who spent the day on Brighton beach, here is what you missed in Brunswick Square over the Bank Holiday.
“Local green spaces were used heavily during the lockdown as many people craved fresh air and exercise. When cafes, pubs and other social spaces were closed, the parks and gardens became the place where public life was experienced.” A recent short article in the London Garden Trust’s newsletter London Landscapes by Dr Andrew Smith of […]
In the Good Parks Report 2019, Camden parks are scored in the second half of the London boroughs over ten criteria, at 28.5 (lowest is Newham at 16.5 and highest is Southwark at 44). Quality (e.g. Green Flag awards) and Nature (e.g biodiversity plans) scores are low. See the full table in the report. […]
Spending at least two hours a week in natural surroundings may be one factor in good health and wellbeing. Even visiting urban parks and gardens seems to count. Research led by the University of Exeter found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in natural settings such as town parks, woodlands, country parks and beaches […]
More than one quarter of London’s parks, playgrounds, and open spaces exceed international safety limits for air quality, according to a recent analysis by Imperial College and the University of Leicester. In response to the findings, the team has launched an interactive website which lets people put in their postcode to check their local green spaces to […]
The National Trust Parks Challenge team visited the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens sites today, to collect information on the use of space and local involvement. They saw many of the gardens in the group and talked with some of the people who volunteer in the gardens through Friends groups. We hope they […]