Guest blogger

Shirley Blake

What I do

Shirley Blake is the Programme Manager for Bloomsbury Squared at London Borough of Camden. 
Bloomsbury Squared is one of 11 Rethinking Parks projects exploring new business models for public parks. Bloomsbury Squared is exploring how levies on those who benefit from parks might be generated to create a ring fenced, sustainable revenue base for Camden’s urban squares and gardens.
The team are working closely with friends groups, academic institutions and resident and business associations to give money (in kind and directly) towards maintaining their local parks.