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Wyre Forest District Council joins in celebrations for Love Parks Week

News release issued:

Wyre Forest District Council will be among hundreds of local authorities and parks across the country taking part in celebrating Love Parks Week 2023.

Love Parks week is an annual campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy. This year the celebration takes place from Friday 28 July to Sunday 6 August. It brings together local authorities, green space managers, landowners, residents and community organisations to celebrate and support our fantastic green spaces all across the country.

In Wyre Forest we will be highlighting a selection of our parks and open spaces, along with our dedicated Parks team and loyal volunteers, who strive to support us in maintaining our parks. Our Parks team and volunteers help us create a positive environment for all our residents and visitors to enjoy.

During Love Parks week and going into the summer there will be all sorts of free events and activities taking place across some of our parks. These are being provided by Kidderminster District Youth Team (KDYT) and Kidderminster Harriers. And, on Saturday 29 July Eat Street Repeat is holding The Big BBQ at Riverside Meadows, Stourport-on-Severn.

Councillor Ben Brookes, Cabinet Member for Operational Services said:

“We are very lucky to live in a particularly beautiful part of the world, and we have a range of beautiful green spaces across our district for residents and visitors to access and enjoy.

Whether it’s walking the dog, picnicking with friends, or making the most of our wonderful play areas, parks and open green spaces give communities a vital space to use and enjoy.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, said:

“The Love Parks campaign would not be possible without the backing of our local authority partners, including Wyre Forest District Council, park managers and landowners.

“This week is an opportunity for everyone to recognise the value of our parks and green spaces for communities, health and wellbeing, and to encourage groups within our communities that may not think of parks as a space for them to visit.”

Love Parks week is also an opportunity to look at some of the issues around our parks. The 2023 campaign is focussing on how parks can be made safer for women and girls. Read more about Keep Britain Tidy's Love Parks Week on their website here. This year’s campaign is made possible thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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