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Love Parks Week 2021 - 23 July - 1 August 2021

Posted: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:11

Love Parks Week 2021 - 23 July - 1 August 2021

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 8-16Thursday 29th July at Snibston- 10am-2pmSessions 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 LegionThursday 29th July at Coalville Park- 1-3pmJust turn up
Bowls taster session- Adults 18+ yearsThursday 29th July at Scotlands Park Bowls Clubs - 1pm-3pmJust turn up
Monster Walk: A fun walk finding the hidden monstersFriday 30th July at Coalville Forest Adventure Park- 9:30am-4pmFully booked
Bowls taster session- Juniors under 18 yearsFriday 30th July at Scotlands Park Bowls Clubs - 12pm-2pmJust turn up
Bowls taster session- Adults 18+ yearsSaturday 31st July at Scotlands Park Bowls Clubs - 2pm-4pmJust turn up
Fizical Fun in the Summer delivered by Think FCSunday 1st August at Hermitage Grass & Pavilion - 2pm-5pmJust turn up

Find out more about these sessions here.

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