Show Your Love For Your Parks This #LoveParks Week

RESIDENTS are being asked to share what they love the most about parks in Reading as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s #LoveParks Week 2017.

This year’s #LoveParks Week, 14-23 July, is an opportunity for communities to demonstrate how much they love their parks to help protect them for future generations.

#LoveParks Week, now in its 11th year, is Britain’s biggest celebration of these valuable spaces. Reading Borough Council is joining the celebration, and encouraging everyone to share why they love Reading’s parks.

There are set to be over 100 million visits to UK parks this #LoveParks week, and in Reading alone there is an array of activities going on at parks across the town to get involved with:

Saturday 15 July

Readipop Festival, Christchurch Meadows
Progress Theatre, Caversham Court Gardens
Race For Life, Prospect Park
Bastille Event, Forbury Gardens
Bootsale, Palmer Park

Sunday 16 July

Readipop Festival, Christchurch Meadows
Bastille Event, Forbury Gardens
Race For Life, Prospect Park
Band Concert, Forbury Gardens
Progress Theatre, Caversham Court Gardens

#LoveParks Cllr Sarah Hacker

Councillor Sarah Hacker, Lead Councillor for Culture, Sport and Consumer Services said:

“It’s easy to take our green space for granted, but it’s important to do what we can to secure parks for future generations to enjoy. #LoveParks week is a great opportunity for people to join us at one of the many events this weekend in Reading in showing how much they love their parks in Reading. Tell us what you love about Reading’s parks using #LoveParks and one of the Reading hashtags #rdguk or #rdg on social media’”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

Keep Britain Tidy is a leading environmental charity that cares for the environment on your doorstep. We work to eliminate littering, reduce waste and improve public space. We run programmes including Eco-Schools, the Green Flag Award for parks and green spaces and the Blue Flag/Seaside Awards for beaches. To find out more about Keep Britain Tidy, our programmes and campaigns visit www.keepbritaintidy.org