Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has marked Love Parks Week 2023 by urging local residents to make the most of their brilliant green spaces.
Love Parks Week is an annual event, running this year from 28 July to 6 August, which celebrates parks, green spaces, and the dedicated volunteers that look after them all year round.
Organised by Keep Britain Tidy, Love Parks Week is also an opportunity to investigate some of the issues around our parks. To mark this year’s campaign, Keep Britain Tidy have released guidance – produced in conjunction with Leeds University – on how to make parks safer for women and girls.
In addition to backing this important new guidance, Gwynne has urged local residents to get out and about at parks and green spaces.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“From the Tame Valley to Victoria Park to Ladbroke Wood to Hardy Woods, there are some absolutely fantastic local green spaces.
But these spaces need protecting, and I know from my own work with Friends of the Tame Valley that there is no shortage of local people who care passionately about looking after our green spaces and parks.
That’s why Love Parks Week is so important; to celebrate the volunteers working hard and encourage others to get involved and explore their local green spaces. I’m also really pleased that, this year, Keep Britain Tidy are focussing on the really important issue of park safety, which needs urgent attention.”
To find out more about Love Parks Week, click here.