In this three-minute read, we look at the role parks play in keeping communities healthy and happy.
Over the past year, parks have been a source of joy and solace for people across the UK, providing a welcome antidote to the pressures of pandemic life.
Locally, parks such as Garth Park and University Parks have been popular and helped keep us on an even keel during uncertain times.
Later this month, we’ll all have the chance to celebrate and support our favourite green spaces during Love Parks Week (23 July to 1 August).
The Keep Britain Tidy initiative encourages people to value the nation’s parks. The theme for this year’s event is Love, Respect, and Protect.
While parks provide us with many things – space to exercise, socialise, and ruminate – some members of the public behave inconsiderately when using them. One of the biggest bugbears for park lovers is litter.
CPRE, the countryside charity, found that during the first nine months of the pandemic, littering ‘occurred in new ways and different places’.
Discarded face masks, gloves, and wipes became familiar sights. Unfortunately, the longstanding foes of litter pickers – drink bottles, food wrappers, and cigarette butts – were also present in significant numbers.
Not only is rubbish unsightly, it can cause serious harm to wild and domestic animals. In 2019/20, the RSPCA recorded over 8,000 incidents of animals injured by litter. Common issues included animals choking on or swallowing plastic or getting litter wrapped around their necks, wings, or feet.
Here are a few ways you can support Love Parks Week.
From all of us here at IMS Property Solutions, take care and have a lovely weekend.
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