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Show your parks a little love this July

Posted: 11/07/18 by Northampton Borough Council

This year’s Love Park Week, 13 to 22 July, people are encouraged to get out and enjoy Northampton’s beautiful green spaces in the sunshine.

To help celebrate, Northampton Borough Council has been working with partners to organise a number of free events and activities to allow people to make the most of the week.

These activities include the story of the children’s trail at Abington Park, BOB’s Bewildering Boulders at Becket’s Park, kite flying at Eastfield Park, a teddy bears picnic at Bradlaugh Fields and a number of community litter picks too.

Park goers are reminded to respect the spaces whilst taking part in the activities or enjoying time with their family, by picking up their rubbish and either disposing it in a nearby bin or taking it home at the end of their visit.

Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “Northampton has so many beautiful parks and green spaces and the annual Love Parks Week is a great opportunity to head out and enjoy them in the sun.

“The week also provides us with the chance to raise awareness about how we can protect these spaces for future generations to enjoy.

“By working together and having pride in our green spaces we can keep them safe and clean so that our parks can continue to be one of the town’s best assets and offer pleasant surroundings for everyone to enjoy.”

Instances of littering, fly tipping and graffiti can be reported easily on the Borough Council’s website at

Local events include:

13 July Abington Park 11am to 3pm Story of the Park Children’s trail

14 July Racecourse 10am to 12pm Litter pick 12pm Teddy bear’s picnic

15 July Becket’s Park All week BOB’s Bewildering Boulders

16 July Ladybridge Park 10am to 3pm Litter pick

17 July Hunsbury Park 10am to 3pm Litter pick

18 July Eastfield Park 10am to 3pm Litter pick 3.30pm Kite flying on the park

21 July Bradlaugh Fields 10am to 12pm Litter pick 12pm Teddy bear’s picnic

21 July West Hunsbury country park 11am to 4pm Alfie Bear’s picnic

To take part in any of the planned litter picks, please email

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