We've been exploring and learning more about how our green spaces are adding even more value to communities just by being there and being well managed. These 'hidden values' are revealed in our latest report - read on to find out more.
The Hidden Value of our Green Spaces
Park's value increases by £2m in 6 years
Our green spaces are more than just places for recreation – they also provide many important functions, such as woodlands absorbing pollution, which cleans our air, and wetlands storing water and helping reduce the flood risk. These benefits have values, so read our report to find out more.
The value of Silverdale Country Park in 'natural capital' terms is estimated to have increased by £2m since the Land Trust took it on in 2009.
This demonstrates how well managed green spaces can increase in value over time, providing even more benefits to local communities.
Vote for Canvey Wick in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards
The Land Trust gives evidence at CLG public parks inquiry
Canvey Wick Nature Reserve has been shortlisted for Nature Reserve of the Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017 in recognition of its impressive biodiversity and transformation from a derelict brownfield site into a thriving place for nature and valued community asset.
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Following the submission of our written evidence, the Land Trust was invited to give oral evidence to the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee’s inquiry into the future of public parks.
Director of Portfolio Management Alan Carter told the committee about our innovative management and funding models for parks.