24th June 2022
There is a growing awareness of the importance of both silence and green spaces as contributors to our physical and mental well being. Nearby Ham House has a lovely lavender garden which is just coming into flower providing a multi sensory experience. At various times during the week it is available as a quiet space, part of the Silent Space network – https://silentspace.org.uk/what-we-do/
5th May 2022
Access to green and blue spaces is important for our own physical and mental health as well as being good biodiversity. The Green Space Index by Fields in Trust found that more than 2.5 million people lived more than a 10-minute walk from the nearest area. The Office for National Statistics reports that one in eight households (12%) does not have access to a private or shared garden.
Campaigners are calling on the Government to do more to ensure everyone has access to green spaces. https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/97830/petition/1