Series of ‘Blog’ articles from Mark Hardy, Chairman of the API and articles of interest.


The least we can do is give children the space to play

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2018  
  • BLOG

Yesterday, Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East, drew fresh attention to an issue that many may be unaware of. The…


Two years supporting the play industry…..

  • Posted on Oct 24, 2017  
  • BLOG

API’s Independent Chair, Mark Hardy, discusses his two years supporting the play industry and tells us why the Nowhere to…


The campaign for children’s play spaces gathers pace

  • Posted on May 03, 2017  
  • BLOG

The response to our research, which uncovered a steep decline in England’s provision of playgrounds, has been extraordinary. The Telegraph, Guardian,…


Why Nowhere to Play is so important

  • Posted on Apr 13, 2017  
  • BLOG

API Chair Mark Hardy reflects on what this new research means, showing a sharp decline in play spaces in England.…


Hello and welcome…..

  • Posted on Jan 19, 2017  
  • BLOG

I’m Mark Hardy, Chair of the API.  Welcome to my new blog.  I lead the association’s strategic direction and, specifically,…