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Cherish your park this Love Parks Week

Cherish your park this Love Parks Week

Daventry District Council is backing a national campaign to celebrate our parks and green open spaces.

Running from 14 to 23 July, this year’s Love Parks Week campaign is encouraging people to share their love for their local park by posting pictures of it on social media using the hashtag #LoveParks

At the Green Flag award-winning Daventry Country Park, people can pick up hearts from the Visitor Centre on which they are encouraged to write why they love the park. The hearts will form a display in the Centre.

The park is also running a photography competition asking people to send their best photos of the park to countryside@daventrydc.gov.uk by the deadline of 9am on Monday 24 July.

Entries can be submitted in three categories – wildlife, landscape and family fun – with the winning photograph in each category mounted on canvas for display in the Visitor Centre.

The park is also hosting the annual Family Cinema Day featuring screenings of The Lego Batman Movie and Moana from 11am on Saturday July 22.

DDC is encouraging groups from around the District to join in the Love Parks Week campaign by sharing photos of their favourite parks and open spaces on social media using the #LoveParks hashtag.

The Council is also reminding communities of the support it offers to help people put on litter picks, to help keep open spaces looking their best.

Kit including litter pickers, high-vis tabards, gloves, and litter bags with loops are available on a first-come, first-served basis and the Council can also help with risk assessments and arrange for any rubbish collected to be picked up and disposed of afterwards.

Groups can phone 01327 871100 or email customercare@daventrydc.gov.uk to reserve the kit or visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/cleanupmycommunity to find out more.

Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council’s Community, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder, said: “We have some wonderful parks and open spaces in our District and Love Parks Week is a fabulous opportunity to go out and enjoy them. We can also offer a range of support for communities wishing to keep their parks and open spaces looking their best and I would urge groups to take full advantage of that in our wonderful award-winning park.”

Paul Todd, Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award manager, said: “We believe that everybody, wherever they live, should have access to a quality green space. We are asking everyone to join us in showing how much they care and helping us to protect parks for future generations.”

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