Fields In Trust
Fields in Trust is a national charity and operates throughout the UK to safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites. It protects vital open spaces all across the UK. From sports pitches to children’s playgrounds, bicycle trails to country parks Fields in Trust makes sure that all kinds of outdoor spaces are safeguarded forever.
Fields in Trust was founded in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association by King George V. The mission is the same now and as it was then: to ensure that everyone – young or old, able or disabled and wherever they live – should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation.
The Queen serves as Patron of Fields in Trust and HRH The Duke of Cambridge has served as President since 2013, taking over from his grandfather The Duke of Edinburgh, who had been President for 64 years.
Fields in Trust worked with Friends of Telford Town Park to ensure the Park was preserved for future generations, which led to it being subsequently named UK’s best park in a public vote. The park is 150 hectares of striking green space, immersed with historical significance, satiated with rich ecological habitats and providing pockets of high quality play and open space.
For more information visit: http://www.fieldsintrust.org/
Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths: “By lending her name to The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, Her Majesty enabled Fields in Trust to protect in perpetuity over 1,300 playgrounds, parks and playing fields, ensuring these recreational spaces will be around for many generations to come.
Fields in Trust was established in 1925 by the Queen’s grandfather, King George V. As a tribute to him 471 King George’s fields were safeguarded; the QEII challenge provided a terrific opportunity to renew the royal connection and increase the total number of protected sites from 1,320 in 2011 to over 2,600 today. It was a fitting way to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The London Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Today Her Majesty’s grandson the Duke of Cambridge continues the family legacy as President of Fields in Trust.”
The Story of Telford Town Park
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Telford Town Park offers 150 hectares of striking green space, immersed with historical significance, satiated with rich ecological habitats and providing pockets of high quality play and open space. The Park provides free public open space and hosts a number of free community events held as well as charity events.