Lowestoft Town Council has been shortlisted for the ‘Love Parks’ Award at Keep Britain local authority Network Awards 2023.
The ‘Love Parks’ Award recognises the efforts put in by councils and organisations around the UK to celebrate their green spaces during Love Parks Week, which was celebrated in July-August 2022.
Lowestoft Town Council has been shortlisted for its online awareness campaign which achieved a high level of interest and engagement during the week. The campaign focused on a number of parks around Lowestoft, highlighting their history and raising awareness of the care taken by Lowestoft Town Council to ensure that the parks can be enjoyed by everyone. Much of the engagement during the campaign fed into the Neighbourhood Development Plan Open Green Spaces document stakeholder consultation which looks to provide protection for the parks and open spaces that the people of Lowestoft cherish in different ways.
Councillor Alan Green, Mayor of Lowestoft said: “I am delighted that our Love Parks Week campaign has been recognised on a national level. As the Town Council, we take great pride in our parks and open spaces across Lowestoft so to see our efforts being publicised nationally is a great achievement that the who town should be proud of.”
Out of the around one hundred entries that Keep Britain Tidy receives, just three local authorities are shortlisted in each category. So the competition is tough.
A Keep Britain Tidy spokesperson said “Our Network Awards celebrate the most innovative litter, waste and space solutions developed by local authorities, often with the incredible collaboration and contribution of residents. Our hope is that these fantastic initiatives will inspire others to do the same.”
Lowestoft Town Council will find out if they’ve won at Keep Britain Tidy’s local authority Network Awards that take place at the Crowne Plaza, Liverpool on 9th February 2023.