The Groundwork playscape exhibit, in partnership with Play England, fought off stiff competition to win a prestigious Gold Award at this week's Hampton Court Flower Show. The exhibit, which demonstrates an innovative approach to designing local play spaces, was highly praised for its originality and the enthusiasm of all the team involved. It was also praised for the fantastic public response, who were said to love the idea of this genuinely playable landscape.
Groundwork's experience of working to tackle climate change will form part of two crucial events on the subject in May 2007.
Play environments have the power to fire our children's imagination, but many simply inhibit their mental and physical progress with sterile, risk-averse playgrounds. That's the message behind environmental charity Groundwork's latest campaign to bring natural play to neighbourhoods across the UK.
Investment in the local environment is returned with interest in benefits to the local economy, new research by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and Groundwork has concluded in a report published today.
Barclays Spaces for Sports has made it two in a row after being awarded the Sport England Community Programme Award by Richard Caborn at the Sport Industry Awards.
Groundwork chief executive Tony Hawkhead has become a member of the LGA's newly formed Independent Climate Change Commission. This presents a huge opportunity both to strengthen our close working relationships and to influence local government.
Groundwork is set to unveil the UK's largest indoor exhibition play space at the External Works 2007 Event on 17 - 19 April at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown has praised the role that Groundwork plays in regenerating neighbourhoods and promoting environmental concern in communities across the UK. The tribute came during the Chancellor's keynote speech entitled 'Climate change and the environment: meeting the challenge' to The Green Alliance on 12 March, co-sponsored by Groundwork and The Co-operative.
Groundwork hosted a reception in Parliament to mark our 25th birthday with friends and supporters in Westminster and Whitehall.
This latest issue of Groundwork UK's quarterly magazine looks at the development of LAAs and reflects the reality of delivering the improvements for: children and young people, safer and stronger communities, health and well-being, and economic development.
This publication from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister looks at the importance of urban green space and at how best to financially manage and plan it.
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