So I got in touch with Peter Wilkinson for a chat about some ideas for the future. After a discussion while we walked with our dogs on the beach, we agreed that there is still a lot to be done to support the parks and green spaces sector in these tough times and that we would need more of a team to really make it work.
So now we are five: me, Karen Hughes as Director; Peter Wilkinson of The Next Field, Michael Rowland, Parks Development Manager for Bournemouth Borough Council, Alison Rasey Countryside Manager for Wiltshire Council and Jim Hardcastle of Viper Marketing and Communications Group.
Together we five have great plans for the future including a conference in October in Exeter to respond to the HLF report The State of UK Parks . more info to follow