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Conservation & Planning
22
Oct

Congratulations to Buckinghamshire Council for retaining six Green Flag Awards for parks

        Buckinghamshire Council is proud to announce it has retained its Green Flag Awards for six parks across the county. The 6 award winning parks are: The Rye and Hughenden Park in High Wycombe, Higginson Park in Marlow, Vale Park and Bedgrove Park in Aylesbury and Heartlands in Buckingham. Since the pandemic,...
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14
Oct

Congratulations: Green Flag for the fifth year in a row for their entire network of parks in Milton Keynes.

Press Release: Date: 14th October 2021 The Parks Trust acknowledged for fifth year in a row for their high standard of parkland For the fifth year in a row, The Parks Trust have again been awarded a Green Flag for their entire network of parks in Milton Keynes. The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by...
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04
Oct

Good News- The Parks Trust Milton Keynes

Good News – The Parks Trust Milton Keynes The Linford Manor’s Grade II* listed Almshouses and adjoining schoolhouse. As many of our members will know from our recent visit the almshouses and school house are in need of structural renovation and repair. A solution has been found. The Almshouses were commissioned in 1702 and acted...
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16
Sep

Newsletter – Autumn 2021

Did you book a visit to a garden? In this edition of the Newsletter we are celebrating the return of the Buckinghamshire Summer Visits to a wide range of gardens and, parks and green spaces. Rosemary Jury has organised the sun to shine, not lost anyone and had tea provided where possible.  There is still...
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08
Sep

Local Heritage Listing

Dear Society members and general heritage/history enthusiasts, There is currently a government led Local Heritage Listing initiative to record local sites, buildings, and monuments that are of community and heritage importance, but have either not met the strict statutory listing requirement, or have simply slipped through the net. Buckinghamshire Council has received funding for this...
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14
Aug

The Gardens Trust Protects Hampton Court Landscape

Gardens Trust Protects Hampton Court Landscape Big congratulations go to the Gardens Trust Conservation Team who have helped to protect the Hampton Court landscape  from an overbearing development, after a sustained campaign since 2018.  Elmbridge Planning Committee have decisively refused the planning application for the site, which would have engulfed Hampton Court Station in East...
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14
Jul

Visit to Great Linford Park, Milton Keynes

On Sunday 11th July 40 members of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust (BGT) enjoyed a guided walk of Great Linford Manor Park in Milton Keynes. Almost 10 years The Parks Trust commissioned a conservation management plan to guide them on how to manage Great Linford Manor Park as a historic parkland. The plan highlighted the need for...
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28
Jun

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Newsletter – June 2021

John Nash and the Dovecote Over the last year, we have all developed an increasing appreciation of our open spaces ranging from public parks, designed landscapes or rural countryside. They are places where we have enjoyed the beauty of nature, found comfort away from these difficult times and exercised our minds and our bodies. A...
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24
Aug

Business Park, Broadwater Park, Denham added to National Heritage Register

Broadwater Park, Denham, Buckinghamshire © Historic England DP247334. Heritage England has added 24 sites representing some of the best post-war designed landscapes and their features to the National Heritage List for England. This latest list comes from “Compiling the Record” which the Gardens Trust initiated with Historic England in 2017. Karen Fitzsimon, a Landscape Architect...
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21
Aug

Great News: Campbell Park, Milton Keynes added to Register of Nationally Important Sites

Campbell Park, Milton Keynes added to Register of Nationally Important Sites Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Parks Trust Ltd, 1300 Silbury Boulevard, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes – Awarded Registered Park and Garden Status.  List Entry Number: 1467405 Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust welcomes the decision to include Campbell Park in Milton Keynes on the Register of...
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