National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces
The NFPGS is the umbrella organisation that aims to amplify the voices of Friends Groups across the UK. The Federation works with the dynamic and inspirational grassroots movement of over 6,000 local Friends of Parks groups, supporting volunteers who act on behalf of the communities, who use and care about our vital public green spaces of all kinds. We exist to represent their activities, issues and concerns, and strengthen their passionate and knowledgeable voices. NFPGS is a current member of the government-led, Parks Action Group. Website: www.natfedparks.org.uk and Twitter: @NatFedParks.
We have launched the Charter for Parks, with twelve other national organisations, calling for adequate protection and funding to protect our beloved green spaces – more info here: https://www.parkscharter.org.uk/.
Adur and Worthing Green Spaces Partnership
The AWGSP represents approximately 40 community green-space volunteer groups across Adur and Worthing. We work collaboratively, sharing ideas, knowledge and resources to develop and improve local green-spaces (includes coastal areas) to benefit wildlife and local communities. AWGSP is looking to amplify the voices of existing ‘Friends’ groups and community volunteers strategically, by working with the Councils and other organisations and particularly, through the development of further community green space volunteer groups. Link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AWGSPartnership/ and Twitter: @AWGSPartnership
South East Green Spaces Network
A network of over 500 professionals working in the parks, green space and environment sector across the NGOs and public and third sector. The network receives regular email information about sectoral policy, research, events and collaborative opportunities. I’m in the planning stages of organising a regional conference, with colleagues from the network, to explore new funding, delivery models and partnerships. Sign up to the network here: http://eepurl.com/Be9Mr.
Worthing Climate Action Network
Worthing CAN campaigns for positive action to reduce the impact of climate change. We are part of the Fossil Fuel Divestment movement, campaigning for West Sussex County Council to divest fossil fuels from their pension fund portfolio. Last year we undertook petitions, climate cake stalls to engage the public, spoke directly to WSCC Pensions Panel and held one of two events in the UK as part of the global, Climate Change Action Theatre. Twitter: @WorthingCAN.
Transition Town Worthing
Engaging Worthing in responding positively to challenges by creating a healthy human culture, one that meets our needs for community, livelihoods and fun! Link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TTWorthing/.
Adur and Worthing Sustainability Professionals Action Group
FuturEcoLogic Ltd is an active member of our local network of sustainability professionals, working with our communities to actively promote environmental resilience and support positive attitudes across Adur & Worthing.