Green Spaces

 

Key areas of work

LEDNet’s green spaces cluster focuses on supporting boroughs in developing and maintaining their parks service through:
  • supporting strategic partnerships and engaging with key partners across London;
  • ensuring all LEDNet partners have the opportunity to learn about best practice around harnessing community involvement so we have a consistent approach across London;
  • supporting community engagement practices that increase community involvement in our parks in ways that improve health and wellbeing and social inclusion; and
  • seeking to influence policy development to ensure the exisitng green places are improved and they are more inclusive and biodiverse.

To achieve these objectives, we will be holding four workshops to better understand the needs of London’s parks and open spaces and identify opportunities for further change, according to the following schedule:

  • Thursday 8 April 2021: 14:00-16:00; learning from the impact of Covid-19 on green spaces
  • Tuesday 6 July 2021: 10:00-12:00; engagement and communications
  • Wednesday 6 October 2021: 14:00-16:30; sustainability and climate change
  • Tuesday 1 March 2022: 10:00-12:00; green infrastructure strategies

Membership

LEDNet's work on green spaces is led by Chris Whyte, Operational Director for Environmental Services at LB Brent. Other London boroughs represented on the cluster are Hounslow, Lambeth, Newham, Barnet, Ealing, Croydon, Camden and Havering. The cluster meets four times/year.

External organisations on the cluster include London Councils. 

Projects and publications

LEDNet recently supported the publication of the London Green Space Commission's report.

Engaging with the cluster

Please contact the LEDNet team if you have queries relating to LEDNet’s work on green spaces or are interested in presenting at a meeting.