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How can open space on estates reduce surface water flooding and overheating?

A Natural Estates Networking Lunch

Wednesday 9th April 12pm-2pm Liverpool Road, Community centre, Samuel Lewis Trust Estate, Liverpool Road, London, N1 1LP

With a panel discussion including speakers: Caroline Bragg - Groundwork London, Sharon Schaaf - LB Hammersmith & Fulham, Mathew Frith - London Wildlife Trust and Peabody -TBC.

How can our green spaces support resident communities to prepare for the consequences of climate change.

Come along to to this networking lunch to:

  • Hear about the challenges and opportunities for green space adaptation
  • Find out flagship examples of housing green space in London
  • Learn how estates you manage can tackle challenges such as local flooding and overheating
  • Meet other practitioners from the housing sector

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Spaces are FREE but limited so please book now by emailing nicola.wheeler@groundwork.org.uk

Natural Estates is a partnership of housing providers working with Groundwork London and the London Wildlife Trust to improve local green spaces with and for the benefit of residents.

Growing for Health Conference

Community food growing - a natural part of the health service

2nd April 1pm - 5.15pm - London

Programme includes:

  • Case studies of projects that have been commissioned by the NHS or public health
  • Routes to commissioning – approaching Clinical Commissioning Groups and Public Health
  • Building partnerships or consortia to help get commissioned
  • Measuring outcomes and impact – tools available and analysis
  • Workshops to discuss the best way forward

For more information and to book your place, please click here.

Caretakers and Estate Managers Conference and Exhibition 2014

20-21 May, Crowne Plaza, Nottingham

CIH Caretakers and Estate Managers Conference & Exhibition is a bespoke national two day conference for anyone involved in the management and delivery of estate services.

Practical workshops will tackle issues regularly encountered by front line housing staff including dealing with challenging behaviour, preventing graffiti, drugs litter, health and safety, parking enforcement plus offer many more informative case study examples.

Delegates will receive practical advice on how to overcome these challenges, from organisations that have developed best practice in these areas. Speakers will also share their approach to directly engaging tenants in estate services and increasing employment in their local communities.

For more information and to book your place click here...

Living with Nature Conference

9th June 2014 – 10th June 2014 - Sheffield

Living with Nature is a three year (July 2011-June 2014) partnership project funded by the BIG Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. The partners are The University of Sheffield Department of Landscape; Sheffield City Council specifically Housing Services and Parks and Countryside; and the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. 

The project team has worked with 24 communities in social housing areas across Sheffield to engage individuals and groups in activities in ‘forgotten’ green spaces. The green spaces included play facilities of the more traditional or Kit Fence Carpet (Woolley 2007, 2011) approach and the project has resulted in new designs and management plans for each of the sites.  Some of the sites have had changes made to their physical condition.  The conference will celebrate the Living with Nature project and share experiences and lessons learnt.

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Love Parks Week 2014

Friday 25 July 2014 – Sunday 3 August 2014

Love Parks Week is raising awareness of the importance of parks and green spaces. Love Parks Week is a platform for hundreds of park lovers to join forces in the UK’s largest celebration of green spaces.

In their first year we had 240 events with 96,000 attendees. Over the last six years the campaign made huge steps forward, building up to 1,100 events and 1.4 million participants last year and wow what a year it was with an enormous range of events taking place, most of which were free, making a great start to the school holidays for families.

This year Love Parks Week will be ramping up its fight for parks and encouraging the creation of a year round movement with a launch of a new brand - ‘Love Parks’, after all a park is for life not just for summer. 

To help do this theyneed as many people as possible to hold and attend events. If you are thinking of hosting an event in a park or green space this summer, why not hold it during Love Parks Week and join in the celebrations. For more information and to upload details of your event please visit www.loveparksweek.org.uk

 

 

 

Neighbourhoods Green is a national partnership supported by Design Council Cabe, Groundwork, the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the Landscape Institute, the National Housing Federation, Natural England, the Royal Horticultural Society and the Wildlife Trusts.
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