Bio Blog - Uniting our Natural Volunteer Community
by Cliff Munn, Chair of Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum
The financial pressure on local authorities to reduce the cost of managing our parks and green spaces is immense. The importance of the volunteer community has really come into sharp focus.
The Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum
(BHGSF) is now one year old, and in this short time it has grown to include 75 local voluntary green space groups.
The Forum’s key functions include bringing groups across the city together to support one another, enabling potential volunteers to find groups, and acting as a conduit to disseminate information more widely.
The Forum has successfully established itself and emerged based upon a real need for such a network and as a result of challenges that our public green spaces, both locally and nationally, are facing.
Our long term objective is for Brighton & Hove to be recognised as a role model city for community involvement with the enhancement of green spaces.
There is no doubt that our member groups make a significant contribution to the city’s natural environment, whilst improving their own health and wellbeing.
And by coming together they are able to achieve even more...