Love Parks Week is back, taking place from 29 July to 5 August 2022, giving people across the country the chance to shout about their wonderful green spaces.
Congleton Town Council and Friends of Congleton Park are supporting the national campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy. Visitors to Congleton Park will have the opportunity to join in family-friendly activities taking place during the week of action. The much-loved town park contains one of 13 play parks in and around the town plus several open spaces maintained by Congleton Town Council’s Streetscape team. Residents and visitors can benefit from these free play areas by getting active and socialising at the same time.
Ruth Burgess, Streetscape Development Manager said: “Families visiting the park next week will have the chance to explore and spot things they may not have seen before. Children can go on a nature scavenger hunt and take a quiz around the park. Pick up your free sheet from Stock at the Pavilion. When you hand your completed sheets back, children will receive a free piece of fruit and a drink kindly donated by Stock and a packet of seeds to plant at home from the Congleton in Bloom team.
Ruth continues: “The park is looking fabulous, with the recent addition of the new Bee Garden. The children’s play area, river walks and the ornamental gardens area are awash with colour ahead of the national Britain in Bloom finals. Recognition must go to the Friends of Congleton Park, Congleton in Bloom team, all the volunteers and the Streetscape staff for their support and efforts in making the impressive Victorian park look its best all year round.”
The town council is inviting everyone to join in Love Parks Week with a ‘selfie video’ showing their trip to a local park, whether it’s walking the dog, picnicking with friends, or exercising. Share on social media with a short description and the hashtags #LoveParksWeek and #CongletonGreen. Videos can be shared any time during the month.
To discover the play parks and open spaces in and around Congleton visit: www.congleton-tc.gov.uk/discover-congleton/play-parks. A map is available to download showing the park locations. For more information on Love Parks Week visit: www.keepbritaintidy.org/home