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Improving Access to Green Spaces

By 25 August 2020No Comments

Last Updated on 25 August 2020

Public Health England has published the Improving Access to Greenspaces report, which was written before the COVID-19 pandemic and examines evidence showing that living in greener communities is associated with both mental and physical health benefits. Importantly, it highlights inequalities in access to green spaces across different socioeconomic groups, and provides new evidence and actions to help local areas consider how good-quality green space can support the delivery of health, social, environmental and economic priorities, at a relatively low cost.

Wimbledon is fortunate in having so much open space in the Common and our public parks. The Wimbledon Society is committed to maintaining and enhancing our green spaces and establishing new ones, such as the initiative for creating “pocket parks” in small areas of unused land.