Parks for London connects London’s green space community together. We provide a range of networking and community opportunities. This includes ways for you or your friends or community group to get involved:
Join a network
Parks for London facilitates the London Green Spaces Friends Groups Network . They meet every 2 to 3 months at London’s City Hall.
Meetings provide an opportunity for friends groups to network, discuss common issues and find solutions. The meetings are chaired by: Dave Morris, Chair of Haringey Friends’ Forum and members and representatives of Friends of Parks Groups and Borough Friends Group Forums are welcome to attend.
See our upcoming events for meeting dates or contact us for more information.
The National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces is a UK network of area-wide forums. It exists to promote, protect and improve the UK’s parks and green spaces by linking all Friends groups, User Forums and networks throughout the country. Visit the NFPGS website for more information.
Apply for funding to finance your work or campaign
Click here for the latest opportunities.
Join our mailing list
If you are a member of a parks friends group and would like to be kept informed about funding opportunities and other information of interest, then please click here to join our friends groups mailing list and let us know the name of your friends group and the borough in which it is located. Please refer to the Parks for London privacy statement below which provides information on how your personal data is processed:
Set up a Friends of Parks Group or join a local group
Take part in a consultation
Take park in consultations about how parks are managed and run. You can find out about the latest consultations here.
Sign a petition
To speak up for London’s parks and green spaces. You can access our petitions page here.
Find latest parks and green spaces campaigns here.
Protect your local green space by campaigning for its future.
The following publications will help you succeed:
How to run a successful community campaign to save your open space Click here to download
Planning toolkit for London’s parks and green infrastructure Click here to download
Friends of Groups and case studies: Approaching your green space campaign Click here to download
The Gardens Trust has published a guidance leaflet to explain the place of historic designed landscapes in the planning system, the importance of assessing significance, the statutory consultation obligations, and the role of the Gardens Trust and the County Gardens Trusts. The leaflet is intended primarily to help local planning authorities, but is freely available to all.
The planning system in England and the Protection of Historic Parks and Gardens Click here to access the link