Posted: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:11
This year, our parks and green spaces have been a vital lifeline to many of us during the lockdowns.
Around 9 in 10 people surveyed by Natural England in May 2020 agreed that natural spaces are good for mental health and wellbeing.
And yet, our green spaces have been under immense pressure, with local authorities telling us they collected, on average, an extra 57 tonnes of litter during the first lockdown alone.
As we head into summer, our annual Love Parks Week provides a moment to send a rallying cry; to Love, Respect, and Protect our parks throughout the summer of 2021 and beyond.
How can you get involved?
Many local authorities are putting on events in parks in celebration of the week. Find out what's happening near you by checking out the hashtag #LoveParks on social media, or contacting your local park.
North West Leicestershire District Council are holding some events as part of Love Parks week, from today they are as follows:
|Skatepark session delivered by LCFC in the community- ages 8-16||Thursday 29th July at Snibston- 10am-2pm||Sessions every hour, maximum of 15 particpants each hour, first come first serve|
|Free Family Activity session by Friends of Coalville Park and the Royal British Legion||Thursday 29th July at Coalville Park- 1-3pm||Just turn up|
|Bowls taster session- Adults 18+ years||Thursday 29th July at Scotlands Park Bowls Clubs - 1pm-3pm||Just turn up|
|Monster Walk: A fun walk finding the hidden monsters||Friday 30th July at Coalville Forest Adventure Park- 9:30am-4pm||Fully booked|
|Bowls taster session- Juniors under 18 years||Friday 30th July at Scotlands Park Bowls Clubs - 12pm-2pm||Just turn up|
|Bowls taster session- Adults 18+ years||Saturday 31st July at Scotlands Park Bowls Clubs - 2pm-4pm||Just turn up|
|Fizical Fun in the Summer delivered by Think FC||Sunday 1st August at Hermitage Grass & Pavilion - 2pm-5pm||Just turn up|
Find out more about these sessions here.