The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that cares for over 6,000 acres of green space across Milton Keynes is hosting its Annual Public Meeting on 15th July 2021.
Whether you are a business that benefits from Milton Keynes’ green space, a family that enjoys using the parks and attending events, a community group that would like to put on their own events in the parks or a dog owner that enjoys exploring the outdoors with your four legged friends then this is an opportunity for you to find out more about The Trust’s work and ask those questions you have always been curious about.
The Parks Trust are delighted to be able to host their meeting in person this year at the Pavilion in the scenic setting of Campbell Park. The meeting will be held on Thursday 15th July 2021 between 6.15pm-8pm. It will be outside, under a marquee and will have covid secure measures in place including being ticketed with restricted numbers and social distancing.
Highlights from this year include; Campbell Park receiving Grade II listed status from Historic England, the construction of a new watersports centre at Willen Lake, new park and tree planting projects including Remembrance Walk and Middleton Wood Meadow and the continuation of the four-year National Lottery Heritage funded project to ‘Restore, Reveal and Revive’ the historic Great Linford Manor Park.
The line-up for this year’s meeting will include a review of 2020/21 and an overview of plans for the year ahead, introduction to Zoe Raven, the new Chair of The Parks Trust, an update on The Trust’s restoration project at Great Linford Manor Park by James Cairncross and Ellie Broad, a talk on the Trust’s new ‘Inspirational Landscapes’ proposition and its vision for greenspaces as the city expands by Steve Revill-Darton, Green Infrastructure Development Manager and Rob Riekie, Operations Director will explain how the Trust manage their trees. There will be an opportunity for questions from the public at the end of this meeting which will be answered by The Trust’s management team.
The meeting will offer an opportunity to meet and talk to staff from the Trust and find out more about how the organisation works and is financed, upcoming plans, events, volunteering opportunities and much more.
Hannah Bodley, Head of Marketing, Events and Community Engagement, said: “We’re looking forward to being able to host our Annual Public Meeting in person again this year. The meeting is a great opportunity to bring the community of Milton Keynes together to talk about our green spaces, how The Trust works and explain our unique model. We are entirely self-financing through our property portfolio and financial investments and every penny we make goes back into the care and maintenance of Milton Keynes’ parks. We look forward to talking about our performance over the last year, the challenges we face and the exciting plans we have for the year ahead. We also welcome questions from park users and residents of Milton Keynes.”
The Parks Trust’s annual report and financial statements will also be given out at the meeting with copies available on its website afterwards. If you would like a hard copy, please email email@example.com
For more information, to ask a question, to book your free ticket, or to find out about how we will be streaming the meeting live on our Facebook channel, please visit www.theparkstrust.com/publicmeeting