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Fields in Trust

Fields in Trust champions and supports our parks and green spaces by protecting them for people to enjoy in perpetuity. Because once lost, they are lost forever. Parks and green spaces in the UK are under threat and it is up to all of us to stem this cycle of disappearance and decline.

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Liverpool City Council makes pioneering commitment to protect all parks and green spaces forever

Liverpool City Council makes pioneering commitment to protect all parks and green spaces forever

Liverpool City Council has made a first-of-its-kind commitment to protect all the city's parks and green spaces in perpetuity with Fields in Trust, ensuring they can never be sold off or build on.

Liverpool is the first local authority to ensure local access to green space in perpetuity for all its citizens by legally protecting each of their eligible parks and green spaces. The pioneering strategic partnership, which was agreed at the city council's Cabinet meeting on Friday 19th March, will see 100 parks and green spaces across the city protected, covering over 1,000 hectares of land which will always remain as green spaces for sport, nature and play.

The commitment also sets an ambition that no resident in Liverpool will live more than a ten-minute walk from a high-quality green space which is protected in perpetuity. It is a landmark decision that will benefit both people and place not just for current residents but for generations to come.

Parks and green spaces have been vital over the last year as places to play, exercise, relax, reflect and to stay socially connected whilst physically distanced; they will continue to be important as part of our recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Fields in Trust and Liverpool City Council will be working together to turn the commitment into reality and the city's green spaces will be protected in a series of phases. The first phase of the partnership will see 20 parks across the city secured forever, ensuring just over 64% of Liverpudlians live within a ten-minute walk of a green space for good. These will include local community parks in areas identified by our research and analysis as having the highest strategic need for protected green space provision, as well as all ten of the city's major parks. Well-known spaces which will be protected in this first phase include Stanley Park, Sefton Park, Princes Park and St John's Gardens.