For those of you in Sheffield and into parks, you will probably have come across Brett Nuttall who died suddenly and far too young in July (he was 41). This came as a massive shock. Brett was a do-er and he was passionate about green spaces in Sheffield and was a really inspiring person.

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AuthorNicola Dempsey

As Kate Lowe, editor of Horticulture Week, states in her editorial this week (4th Sept), many local authorities use contractors in the delivery of parks and green space management and maintenance activities on the ground. But we know very little about what impact that is having on our parks...

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AuthorNicola Dempsey

We’ve been thinking recently about the term place-keeping which we work with every day. We have grown so used it and have developed our understanding of what we mean by it so clearly that we forget it might not be so immediately obvious to others.

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AuthorNicola Dempsey

At the summer Place-keeping conference, we were lucky enough to have Graham Duxbury, CEO Groundwork UK as a keynote speaker. Graham described Groundwork’s new initiative ‘X marks the spot’ that focuses on joint caring for everyday places, places that matter to people. 

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AuthorRosie Duncan