Big Local sponsors a summer of family fun in Sidney Park

This summer holidays, there is going to be plenty to keep families and children occupied down at Sidney Park in Cleethorpes thanks to the efforts of the Sidney Park Partnership. 

This resident led group has got planned activities pretty much everyday over the summer break. From bouncy castles; community meals; games in the park; craft activities; football; parkour and so much more.

The group approached Big Local North Cleethorpes to explain their vision for a summer of community events in the park, and Big Local are pleased to have been able to sponsor their programme. But we’re not the only ones. The Hangout youth programme is sponsoring some of the activities too, and there has been Ward Councillor investment too. Overall everything will come together to ensure that (weather permitting) there’s always lots going on for families this summer.

Last year Big Local and VANEL supported a local Councillor to create the idea of a “Park Watch” for Sidney Park so that residents could help with litter picks, a bit of fresh planting of flowers and watching out for each other on the park. But with the energy and ideas of local resident Gareth and many, many more parents and residents, this simple idea has turned into a full blown, resident led partnership – the Sidney Park Partnership – bringing together the groups who use the park and everyone nearby. 

A “Green Influencers” group of young people have been meeting weekly in the park to plant lavender or wildflowers; weed and tidy; do litter picks and generally tend to parts of the park. Cleethorpes In Bloom obtained a grant to sort out part of the park as a jubilee garden, and the Sidney Park Partnership has then organised Community Feast events and now is running all these events over the summer. Big Local recognised the value of sponsoring the group to run this programme, and there will now be huge opportunities over the summer to involve young people and neighbours in the enjoyment of Sidney Park. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for good weather all summer!

What’s on?

For the very latest about what’s planned in the park, visit the Facebook page for the Sidney Park Partnership where everything that’s happening is being shared. And then get along and join in.