All over the country on July 8th people are coming together in their local parks for Fields In Trust’s event “Have a Field Day”.
With summer already scorching, why not join us on the fields for a picnic on July 8th 2017 at 1pm? Just bring some food, ice-cold drinks, something to sit on, and yourselves. We’ve got a few frisbees, footballs and a junior cricket set but if you’ve got something else you want to bring to play with that’d be very welcome.
From the 38 Degrees Have a Field Day FAQ:
Why are 38 Degrees getting involved in Have a Field Day?
Britain’s parks are at risk. There’s no legal responsibility to look after them and squeezed budgets mean our local green spaces – from playgrounds, to the park you relax in on your lunch break – don’t have the money they need. We could end up being forced to pay to use our parks – or lose them altogether.
Together, we’ve been taking big strides in saving Britain’s parks. Over 300,000 of us signed a petition calling on the government to legally protect all parks. An influential group of MPs – the Communities and Local Government Committee – invited us to meet them in parliament. The committee published a report agreeing with us that parks are at risk and if we don’t do anything about it, they might not be there for future generations. But they stopped short of backing our call for more legal protection.
This is the next step in the same campaign – working with Fields in Trust to get our local green spaces protected means we can safeguard them for future generations … without needing the help of MPs!