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Wednesday 3 November

Page history last edited by Andrew Stuck 9 years, 3 months ago

The theme for our meeting on Wednesday 3 November is "Green Spaces for Healthy Communities – benefits to physical and mental wellbeing". This event is co-hosted the  London Borough of Bromley's Parks and Greenspace Team who have received national acclaim for their innovative "Greening the Grey" initiative.. Click here to return to the front page and a list of other Talk the Walk meetings.  


As this is an event to give as many people a chance to get to know others in the room, we limit the presentations to only a few minutes each.  Any participant that wants to address the whole room may do so - the more participants electing to do so the less time each of them has to speak! 

 

Presentations to be made on the evening include:

Louisa Allen, Bromley Field Studies Centre - Thyme Out - improving life chances of residents with learning disabilities

Alex Collings, Growing Club  and Hedvig Murray, Get Growing - how Growing Club works, why it works and and how you can run one on your estate

Lorraine Courtenay, Bromley Borough Council - Greening the Grey

Phil Doyle, PLAYLINK - Do play spaces improve Health? Prove it!

Nicola Durrant, National Housing Federation - Neighbourhoods Green

Jane Fifield, Affinity Sutton - Greening the Grey: St Paul's estate

Annette Hards, Kent Architecture Centre - Spaceshaper - bringing users (esp young people) and managers together to assess the quality of an existing space

Alister Hayes, Darwin Centre - Audiotrails for young people

Caroll Long, Bromley Borough Council - 'Grow time' and 'Park Time' Healthy lifestyle courses that have changed peoples lives.

Trevor Pybus, Phoenix Housing - Farmsteads Community gardeners take on the Lancelot Community garden  

Jonathan Schifferes, new economics foundation - the social return on investment made by Marks & Spencer's Plan A

Louise Simpson, Bromley Borough Council - London Borough of Bromley's Park Friends

Andrew Stuck, Rethinking Cities - AMAZING LONDON: making London more playful

 

Download bullet point summaries of the presentations. Please note as CABE is a victim of the Government cuts, Helen Beck, who was to speak on 'Community Green' research: the value of green space in urban areas for people's health and wellbeing." will now not attend - she has updated pages on CABE's website on this topic and you can read them here

Download the feedback from participants including their suggestion as to how best to communicate the value of green space. Download details of who participated.

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