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Join us to celebrate Love Parks week

Published Monday 26 July, 2021
Last updated on Monday 26 July, 2021

People can visit their local parks and green spaces and join in events this week as Love Parks week gets underway.

Love Parks week is an annual pledge urging people to love, respect and protect our parks run by Keep Britain Tidy.

This year, Love parks week runs from 23 July to 1 August, and people can join in events at parks around the borough.

Cllr Julian Saunders, cabinet member for the environment at the council, said:

“Our parks and greens spaces have been vital for people this past year.

“90 per cent of people agreed that natural spaces were good for mental health and wellbeing.

“However, an extra 57 tonnes of litter was collected nationwide during the first lockdown, and that is on top of the usual litter, dog mess and vandalism we normally see in our parks.

“Ugly graffiti, litter bin fires and trees and plants pulled out of the ground are just some of the mindless acts we see around the borough.

Cllr Eddie Thomas, deputy cabinet member for the environment at the council, said:

“This Love Parks week, lets spread the message that we want to love, respect and protect our parks by caring for the trees, plants and wildlife and joining in our free events.

“We’ll be playing Frisbee golf at Milton Creek Country Park on Tuesday from 10am,

as well as a weekend of events at Faversham Rec including Poetry in the Park on Friday, Trees at the Rec on Saturday and Hidden Heritage on Sunday, all from 10am.”

To book you place at frisbee golf email miltoncreek@swale.gov.uk.

To book your place at any of the events at Faversham Rec visit www.facebook.com/FriendsofFavRecreationGround.