Renowned as one of London’s greenest boroughs, Ealing has more than 140 beautiful open spaces. Keeping them clean and tidy is quite some task, but now an increasing number of residents are getting involved. Can you do your bit to help manage Ealing’s parks?
To mark Love Parks Week, which runs from 13 to 23 July, the council is encouraging more people to volunteer.
As well as being a great way to enjoy the fresh air and improve the environment, helping out in parks can be a great way to get fit and stay active.
There are all kinds of ways to be involved, from pruning trees in a community orchard to helping to monitor wildlife.
The council is encouraging people to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week as part of its Get Moving campaign. The great news is that activities like gardening and grounds maintenance count towards that goal.
Volunteering in local parks also has lots of other benefits. Activities like gardening and other light outdoor exercise can be beneficial for mental health and can be a brilliant way to meet new people and make friends.