Remembering precious park memories
18 Jul 2018 ARCHIVED (over 3 months old) - view latest news
Northumberland County Council is joining leading environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy, and various parks across the country to celebrate and remember all that is great about our parks and green spaces.
The celebration is part of Love Parks Week (13-22nd July), a national campaign which recognises the benefits parks bring to people around the country. From learning to ride a bike, flying a kite, or good times spent with family and friends all memories can be recognised as part of the campaign.
Love Parks Week is now in its 12th year and is supported nationally by recycling and waste management company DS Smith.
Last year Northumberland County Council won the Keep Britain Tidy Love Parks award for the best campaign in the whole of the UK, and is hoping to achieve national recognition again.
Throughout Love Parks Week the council is asking members of the public, parks staff and volunteers from all the public parks across the county, to share their fondest memories and stories on social media.
Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for the environment and local services at Northumberland County Council, said: “We are extremely proud of our parks throughout Northumberland and Love Parks Week is a great opportunity for us to shout about the county’s wonderful green spaces and beautiful surroundings.
“It’s lovely to hear from members of the public, staff and our dedicated volunteers about their own memories of spending time in parks. Throughout the summer, I’d encourage people to get out and about to visit the fantastic parks that the county has to offer.”
Northumberland County Council is encouraging people to post their own park memories to their social media feeds throughout the week, using #LoveParks #LoveNlandParks
To find out more about visiting a park in Northumberland, go to: www.northumberland.gov.uk/Local