Plantlife: “Our mission is to secure a world rich in wild plants and fungi”. Plantlife promotes of No Mow May, and shows how one council saved money by mowing less

GoParksLondon, with Informative webinars from Go Parks London for friends’ groups

LFGN London Friends of Greenspaces Network  - celebrating Friends Forum’s efforts, sharing ideas and experiences, and supporting each other in valuing and improving London's parks and open green spaces.

The Parks Community website: “helping Friends Groups thrive” includes: a 'Better Friends' checker tool; Management Plans - how are they useful?; How to campaign to save a site under threat; and a Healthy Parks Audit for local authorities and community groups. 

Local nature recovery strategies - GOV.UK (, a DEFRA policy paper/strategy: "...For nature to recover, targeted, co-ordinated and collaborative action will be required."

Botanical gardens ‘most effective’ green space at cooling streets in heatwaves. Urban parks and wetlands have a similar effect, and even green walls, street trees and playgrounds were found to significantly mitigate temperatures. Researchers hope the findings will inform policymakers planning cities for a warming world. Read more in The Guardian.

Kew Science: "Our purpose is to help stop biodiversity loss and develop nature-based solutions to some of humanity’s biggest global challenges."

The Stroud Urban Corridor, aiming to aiming to increase connectivity through our urban areas and between our open spaces for wildlife. 

Create Streets: calls for people to be allowed to grow plants and trees in barren urban areas…One approach praised by Create Streets is called “the 3-30-300 rule”: that everyone should have sight of three trees, every neighbourhood should have 30% canopy cover, and everyone should live within 300 metres of a park or green space…” Read more.

Riverside light pollution and how to reduce its ecological impacts - a leaflet published by Richmond Council