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Join Sefton Council in celebrating Love Parks Week!

Running from Friday 23rd July to Sunday 1st August, Love Parks Week, is a chance to visit and appreciate the many wonderful parks we have here in Sefton.

Sefton’s parks and greenspaces have been a vital lifeline to many of us during the pandemic, acting as a place to escape to, to exercise and to play. Keep Britain Tidy will be running their annual campaign this summer with a clear message; to Love, Respect, and Protect our parks throughout the summer of 2021 and beyond.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Protecting our parks and greenspaces continues to be a priority for the Council and our Green Sefton team. Love Parks Week is an excellent opportunity to remind our residents and visitors of the role we all play in respecting and protecting our parks and greenspaces. From taking litter home to keeping dogs under control, there are many easy ways to help keep Sefton a clean, green and beautiful borough.”

To show our support, Sefton Council will be hosting a community event to help restore the Rose Garden in the historic Derby Park, Bootle, back to its former glory. The garden was a popular place for local residents with many having wedding photographs taken amongst the rose beds, known for their abundance of colour.

Event details as follows:

Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August

Rose Garden, Derby Park (Oxford Road entrance), Bootle L20 9HE

Two sessions each day from:

10:30am – 12:30pm

1:30pm – 15:30pm

All residents are encouraged to get involved whether they want to help out at every session or just pop by for half an hour to offer their support. Gardening tools will be supplied or people can bring their own along. However, people are asked to bring their own gardening gloves if they would prefer to wear them.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, added: “It’s incredibly important that we all continue to play our part in protecting parks and greenspaces across the borough. The event in Derby Park is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, enjoy light exercise and reap the many benefits of spending time in nature.”

To get involved and find more information on the event, please contact our Green Sefton team by email at greensefton@sefton.gov.uk

Anyone who might have an interest in joining a ‘Friends of…’ park group or would like to spend more time at parks and greenspaces as a Park Ambassador should get in touch by email at greensefton@sefton.gov.uk

Using #LoveParks, Sefton residents are being encouraged to take photos and videos of the various ways they Love, Respect and Protect our parks and tag @SeftonCouncil on Twitter, @OneCouncil on Facebook and @sefton_council on Instagram.

To find out where your local park is in Sefton, visit www.sefton.gov.uk/parks and to learn more about Keep Britain Tidy and their work, go to www.keepbritaintidy.org/