• too many communities are still blighted by wasted spaces and purposeless green deserts
  • greenspaces often don’t meet the needs of local people because communities are not always involved in the design and management of their local greenspaces
  • there's activity on individual projects but not enough strategic planning and coordinated action
  • securing revenue funding to resource maintenance and active management remains a challenge
  • pressure on public finances risks resources being directed away from greenspace but it also offers opportunities for communities to play a greater part in delivering the greenspaces that they want

Greenspace surveys show a big gap between people’s expectations of greenspaces as good places for children to play, safe spaces for physical activity and relaxation and the reality of their local spaces.

This means that greenspaces aren’t realising their potential to improve our quality of life and create more attractive, vibrant, healthier and safer places.

children not playing    disused MUGA    fenced of area    greenspace left over at housing development


quality of life?