How to encourage community involvement and greater use of public open space land? Hamilton Residents Association in Leicestershire have an answer.
Organise a Fun Day for residents in the local park! Put on face painting, have a variety of stalls and games - things that appeal to all ages.
Greenbelt own the land, and were delighted to be able to offer assistance in the form of providing new display boards for the HRA. These were used to present the different activities that the HRA had become involved with during the year.
The Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, made an appearance and the event was attended by around 1,000 residents. It was a great success and it is hoped that it can be turned into an annual event.
The Leicestershire Mercury gave it good coverage in its edition of 27 June 2011.