Parks need people

The skills shortage in parks: a summary of research

The Government's Liveability agenda recognises the valuable contribution of good quality parks, gardens and green spaces to the well-being of our towns and cities and the people who live and work in them. Over 2.5 billion visits are made to parks each year by over half the UK population. But while huge numbers of people benefit from parks, there are fewer people who have the skills to look after them.

The work reported on in this report was undertaken by GreenSpace and The Parks Agency with the support of CABE Space, The Countryside Agency, Lantra, English Nature, English Heritage and Sport England.

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