Park yourself for a moment and read this; London is about to get greener, healthier and wilder


I’ve got to say, I’m pretty excited now. The launch of the London National Park City is moving ever closer, with the inaugural summer season of events and celebrations kicking off in under 6 months.

To whet the appetite, the London National Park City team hosted their first network forum earlier this month. The event brought together community groups, organisations, businesses, borough representatives and generally intrigued Londoners at Conway Hall in Holborn, to share the latest developments and explore how everyone can contribute to the campaign . Nick, Josie and I were fortunate enough to go along.

As a keen supporter for a number of years, Semble (formerly Project Dirt) was given a slot to talk about a variety of our community initiatives which align with the key principles of LNPC, including Refill London and Outdoor Classroom Day. It was also one of the first occasions that our new brand had been aired to the public, and the reception was very positive! Nick offered up a stencil of our new brand as a prize for the most creative idea for how to use it; watch this space! It was a fantastic occasion involving a number of inspiring speakers, all of which served to ramp up the excitement for May 2019.

“One of my very first days with Project Dirt saw campaign founder Daniel Raven-Ellison pay a visit to our office to talk about the London National Park City idea. It is amazing to see how far this bold vision to recognise and celebrate the capital’s green spaces has come in just over 4 years.”

It is evidence that a seed of an idea can flourish with a determined attitude and the collective power of a community that believed in it (ourselves included).

If you want to brush up on all the campaign details or see how you can get involved, visit the website here:

About the Author:

James Baker
James B is a project manager at Semble, managing a number of their client campaigns, but with a particular focus on employee volunteering. Seeing passionate company staff and community champions collaborate to make a positive difference in local communities brings him no greater satisfaction. He began as an intern and has developed into his current role across 4 years with the company. In his spare time James is an aspiring cook and avidly supports Arsenal Football Club.