Supporting Communities - Love Parks Week & The Lloyds Bank Community Fund

When it comes to taking care of our world’s green spaces, there are people who really care and want to make a positive difference. This week, there have been two articles in particular that have stood out to us here at AVS Fencing.

Love Parks Week 2014

In this month’s edition of Landscape & Amenity magazine online, The Love Parks Week 2014 was reported on. The Love Parks Week is a project that was set up to support local parks and green spaces, and in turn raise the profile of these important areas.

Landscape & Amenity online reported that over the coming months, the Love Parks project will be expanded to a year round brand. Events have been happening all over the country with over 455,000 people visiting England’s parks and taking part in a number of local activities.

The Message

The Love Parks Week campaign has an important message to deliver. It is raising awareness over the fact that drying up funds for many of our parks is seeing a decrease in the amount we will be able to visit them in the future.

The campaign began in 2006 as a way of encouraging lovers of the outdoors to join in with celebrating our parks and green spaces. The good news is that over the last six years, the number of events has built up to 1,100 and during last year’s events there were a reported 1.4 million attendees!

Get Involved

If you want to find out how you can join in, visit the ‘Get involved’ section of the website. Whether you want to register your own event, such as a nature walk or family festival, or simply want to attend an event and promote it to your friends and family, you can find everything you need to know on the Love Parks Week website.

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014

Another important project affecting many communities is the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014. This campaign has been set up by Lloyds bank to help local communities’ champion good causes in their area. The winners of this campaign have the chance to win up to £3,000 in funding to help support the winning project continue in the good work it is doing.

Nominated Project – Ripon Walled Garden Scheme

Ripon Gazette online have reported on the shortlisting of Ripon Community Group for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Harrogate district. It has been said that the prize money would make a huge difference to the Ripon Walled Garden scheme - a project which has been set up to provide a local resource to families and young people who want to relax and spend time with each other.

People with learning disabilities are also supported by the Walled Gardens scheme and with the prize money, this project could provide interactive, multi-sensory facilities for play and learning to many families and children with different needs.


Voting closes on Friday 10th October so if you want to support the Walled Garden Scheme, visit the website or pop in to one of the bank’s branches in either Ripon, Harrogate or Catterick.

Related articles:

HortAid 2014 Goes Green

Our Parks are Under Threat


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