Why we must respect Leeds' parks and green spaces as lockdown eases - the YEP says

Our city’s green spaces have been our havens over the last year.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 6:00 am
Cyclists enjoying Roundhay Park in Leeds.

We’ve discovered the beauty of what is right here on our doorsteps as we’ve been forced to limit our daily routines in the face of the pandemic.

A walk in the local park has been the only chance to escape the four walls of our homes.

They have given us the chance to experience a little bit of “normality” as we relax and soak up the peace and tranquillity around us during this time of crisis.

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Ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions, council chiefs are launching a campaign to tackle the scourge of litter.

From next Monday, up to six people or two households will be allowed to meet outdoors and there are fears that as more people head to our parks then there will be an increase in rubbish being left behind.

They have provided us with so much pleasure and sanctuary during our darkest moments, so it is incumbent on all of us to play our part and care for our vital green spaces in return.

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