Tewkesbury Borough Council has been celebrating the borough’s amazing parks and open spaces as part of Love Parks Week, which took place from 29 July to 5 August.

Love Parks Week aims to showcase the parks and open spaces across the UK, giving people the chance to shout about their wonderful green spaces in their local area.

Tewkesbury borough is home to a wide range of green spaces that it helps to maintain. The parks team seeks to improve these important areas with maintenance and refurbishment, including graffiti removal, repairs to fencing, and new and replacement play equipment.

As part of its campaign, Tewkesbury Borough Council showcased the huge variety of parks and open spaces across the borough, and encouraged people to visit those they’d not been to before.

Joining in on the campaign, parish councils and members of the public across the borough have been getting involved by sharing their favourite green spaces.

Councillor Jim Mason, leader member for clean and green environment, says:

“We are very lucky to live in a particularly beautiful part of the world, and we have a range of beautiful green spaces across our borough for residents and visitors to access and enjoy.

“The importance we place on our green spaces is reflected in the commitments we make through our council plan. Developing our green spaces, promoting a healthy and flourishing environment in the borough, and preserving and enhancing our natural assets and built heritage are all key elements in the priorities we have committed to delivering.

“Whether it’s walking the dog, picnicking with friends, or pushing little ones on a playground swing – parks give communities a vital space to use and enjoy.”

The council have RPII (Register of Play Inspectors International) in place who carry out weekly inspections of play areas and equipment. The teams are responsible for ensuring all of the play areas across the borough are safe for the public to use. As well as celebrating parks and outdoor spaces, the volunteers, litter pickers and workers who maintain and protect the borough’s green spaces have been recognised through the campaign for their hard work.

Residents can visit keepbritaintidy.org/LoveParks to learn more about this year’s campaign #loveparks #lovetewkesburyborough. The national Keep Britain Tidy Campaign highlights why parks and open spaces are so important for communities.

  • Parks provide a breath of fresh air for kids and parents alike! According to a recent survey from @KeepBritainTidy and @YouGov, 68% of parents say they take their child to the park to burn off energy #LoveParks
  • A recent survey from @YouGov and @KeepBritainTidy revealed that 63% of dog owners see a safe space for their dog to run free or play with a ball as important when choosing a park. #LoveParks week is an opportunity to celebrate the joy of parks for us and our four-legged friends.
  • According to a recent survey by @YouGov and @KeepBritainTidy, 61% of parents said that one of the reasons they take their child to the park is because it’s free. We’re celebrating #LoveParks from 29 July – 5 April, because every child deserves access to a high-quality green space.

Find out more about the parks and open spaces in the borough and how to add your recommendations by visiting: Parks and Open spaces — Tewkesbury Borough Council