Stockport Council supports Love Parks Week 2018

The Council is proud to be supporting Love Parks Week 2018 to celebrate our local parks and greenspaces.

Stockport Council supports Love Parks Week 2018

Love Parks Week is a nationwide initiative run between 13 - 22 July by the Council’s We Love Stockport partners Keep Britain Tidy. The theme of Love Parks Week this year is ‘it started in a park’ which aims to highlight the many memories that can be made when in parks and open spaces.

Whether it is getting fit, riding your bike, spending time with friends, having some me time or creating new memories with loved ones parks can help to bring people together.

Love Parks Week also acts as a reminder of the importance of keeping our parks and greenspaces free from litter and dog poo. As part of our “We Love Stockport – Be Proud of Where You Live” campaign local residents, businesses and community groups have already been working closely with the Council to organise litter picks across the borough.

Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “Stockport’s parks and greenspaces are really something to be proud of and Love Parks Week is a great reminder to celebrate them. Our parks are important places where friends and families can spend time together, children can play safely, habitats are created for wildlife and residents can spend time away from the noise of modern living. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those Friends Groups and other volunteers who spend hours tidying, cleaning and enhancing our parks. The contribution they make is invaluable."

Residents can help by taking part in a litter-pick in their local areas. If you would like to get involved you contact the Council’s Public Realm Team at district.standards@stockport.gov.uk for more information on how to organise a litter-pick.

To find out more about local parks in Stockport go to www.stockport.gov.uk/parks

Find out more about Love Parks Week 2018 at www.keepbritaintidy.org/loveparks