‘Embracing Your Space’ – HDCs Open Space & Play Strategy

The development of Huntingdonshire District Council’s Healthy Open Spaces and Play Strategy is a collaborative process. It will be shaped by the views and ideas of stakeholders and the local community. A recent parks survey was completed by 710 people and HDC are currently in the process of analysing the data.

‘Embrace Your Space’ is a way to connect people with and promote parks and open spaces in Huntingdonshire. Using the #EmbraceYourSpace hashtag HDC are planning to use social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) to start conversation with the community and to encourage them to share photos and stories of their experiences in the great local outdoors over the October half term period.

Each day of the week will have a different theme:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Walking #BarkInThePark (dogs) Play Art & Photography Trees Sport Wildlife

The more people that get involved in the conversation the more HDC believe they can learn and they ask you to take part in #EmbraceYourSpace week. You can do this in a number of ways including:

• Please tag any promotion or information about activities or events happening in parks or open spaces with #EmbraceYourSpace

• Share your experiences and/or favourite parks or open spaces using #EmbraceYourSpace

• Take photos of local parks and open spaces and share them on social media using the #EmbraceYourSpace

• Retweet/share Huntingdonshire District Council #EmbraceYourSpace activity

You might also want to consider posting one of the following tweets/posts:

This half term @HuntsDC is celebrating their parks, open spaces and play areas. Tell HDC how you are spending time in these places using the #EmbraceYourSpace. The first 300 people to use the hastag will be eligible for a bag of wildflower seed.

As part of #EmbraceYourSpace week @HuntsDC is launching a photography competition. Submit pictures of local parks and open spaces for the chance to some amazing prizes to include tickets to @hcpcentre Santa’s Grotto. To find out more follow @HuntsDC or visit the HDC Facebook Page.

My favourite park is because . What’s yours? #EmbraceYourSpace

Thank you for your time and please consider taking part in #EmbraceYourSpace week.