Enjoy lots of fun activities in parks across East Devon from 15 to 24 July

As part of the nationwide Love Parks Week 2016 initiative, which is taking place from 15 July to 24 July, East Devon District Council is running a number of fun and exciting events at its parks across the district.

Activities for children and families, such as circus skills, arts and crafts
and giant garden games will be taking place at Phear Park and Manor Gardens in Exmouth and in Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth.

Love Parks week 2016 is a nationwide initiative that aims to get everybody outdoors, enjoying the beautiful parks and green spaces in communities up and down the country. All East Devon’s events can be found on Facebook and on Twitter Streetscene Ops account.

Anyone requiring further information can contact StreetScene on 01395 226960 or email: streetsceneops@eastdevon.gov.uk.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Love Parks manager Anthea Thomas, said:

 Love Parks week is the ultimate celebration of our beautiful parks and green space and it is fantastic that East Devon is getting involved in this year’s event.  Green spaces are absolutely vital to every community and make a massive contribution to people’s health.  In this time of budget cuts, it is essential that everybody uses and values their local green space, otherwise we could all be in danger of losing them.  We want this year’s event to be the biggest and best celebration yet, so we are urging everyone to get down to their local green space and take part in the festivities.

Councillor Iain Chubb, East Devon District Council’s Portfolio holder for the Environment, said:

We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Love Parks Week celebrations supported by Keep Britain Tidy and organised by East Devon District Council’s Streetscene Department.  East Devon’s parks provide the backdrop for a variety of uses throughout the year such as for outdoor theatre events and for festivals in Sidmouth and Exmouth. We want to encourage everyone to enjoy our beautiful parks and open spaces that we have to offer.