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Celebrating the parks and green spaces of West Northamptonshire
|Author: Sara Kennedy||Posted: Jul 20, 2021 10:11 AM|
West Northamptonshire Council encourages residents to safely enjoy the area’s parks and green spaces and show them the love they deserve, during Love Parks Week, July 23 – August 1, 2021
West Northamptonshire Council encourages residents to safely enjoy the area’s parks and green spaces and show them the love they deserve, during Love Parks Week, from July 23 to August 1, 2021
To help celebrate the area’s beautiful parks, information on local beauty spots, community gardens, hills and hollows, and a range of activities such as walking in the woods, challenges people can take on. in their own families, fitness in the park and volunteer opportunities will be shared throughout the week via West Northamptonshire Facebook and Twitter pages.
Park users are encouraged to get involved in anti-litter campaigns and be the change they want to see by picking up their litter and throwing it in a nearby trash can or bringing it home at the end of the day. visiting them and reporting litter cases as they occur to raise awareness, change behavior, reduce cleanup costs and keep the environment clean.
Using the hashtag #LoveWestNorthantsParks, people are encouraged to share their favorite green sports from across the area or their childhood memories of things they learned to do at the park, this can be your first wheel, kite, learn to ride a bike, roller skate or even your first landscape painting.
Councilor David Smith, Community Safety and Engagement Portfolio Holder at West Northamptonshire Council, said: “This Love Parks Week, I encourage everyone to get out there and enjoy our beautiful parks.
“Spending time in a park is a great way to get closer to nature and improve your mental well-being. Plus, by using and celebrating your local park, you will help protect it for future generations.
“We urge people to be proud of our parks and at the same time act responsibly, respect the environment by keeping them clean and report any cases of litter, graffiti or full trash cans to www.westnorthants.gov.uk/bins-recycling-and-street-cleaning . “
To ensure everyone can make the most of their time outdoors this summer, please consider the following tips:
- Closely supervise children at all times
- Do not overload the play equipment, if the play area seems too busy, please walk around and come back when it is less crowded
- Picnics can be very popular – to keep these spaces clean and safe, don’t forget to bring your trash home or put it in a garbage can.
- The use of barbecues is not allowed, as smoke can be antisocial and ashes that are not properly extinguished can be dangerous, especially for children and dogs
- If you walk your dog in the park, keep him on a leash whenever possible and be aware of his movements at all times to ensure you can clean up after him if necessary. Please note that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times in children’s play areas
- Flying kites, throwing a Frisbee, and kicking a ball are fun in the sun – be sure to consider other park users
- Obtain a license from the Council if you want to fly motorized aircraft, including drones, and be careful when using them, as they can cause serious injury.
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