Families in Buckinghamshire are being invited to explore the great outdoors right here on their doorstep, using a new fun and simple interactive mobile app. The Love Exploring app is completely free and gives users access to a range of games to play and activities to do throughout the year, when visiting parks and open spaces around the county.
Love Exploring encourages communities to explore their local area, parks and green spaces more through walking. The app creates bespoke activities to bring audio mindfulness guides and augmented reality games such as Dinosaur Safari, to local areas. The app is free and invites users to play games and take part in guided trails which include quizzes to get them hunting for clues as they explore the place they are visiting.
The app has multiple benefits and specifically aims to:
- Motivate residents to become more active
- Increase usage of our wonderful local parks and green spaces
- Deter crime and anti-social behaviour and increase the confidence of park users.
Angela Macpherson, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said: “With the summer holidays on the horizon, now is the perfect time for families to download our Love Exploring app and discover the fun that can be had in our parks and open spaces, all for free. It’s not just families who can benefit, anyone can download the app and get exploring. There are activities for all ages and by taking part you can increase your activity levels without even realising it. So, what are you waiting for? Download the app today and get exploring!”
To see the locations and download the Love Exploring app visit the website: www.healthandwellbeingbucks.org/loveexploringbucks
Buckinghamshire Council offers free holiday activities, food and support for eligible children and their families this summer
Last month we held the Annual Parish Meeting and the Neighbourhood Policing Team, Southmead Surgery, Neighbourhood Plan experts and Buckinghamshire Councillors joined us to discuss village matters, community initiatives and future projects. For the first time the meeting was recorded and the presentations are available at https://farnhamroyal-pc.gov.uk/annual-parish-meeting-2023/
After the Farnham Pump Public House closed in 2008 the sign was removed and stored in the parish council office.
We are pleased that with the help and support of Berkeley Homes we have been able to return this piece of local history to Farnham Royal.
Residents and visitors can now enjoy the painting as it has been installed in a specially made case on the wall near its former home.
We would like to thank Berkeley Homes for designing and manufacturing the case which will ensure it can be enjoyed for years to come.
Many thanks to volunteer Tony D’Arcy and Tony Birkett, a parish councillor, for carrying out the first Community Speedwatch session of our new scheme.
They monitored vehicles travelling from Farnham Royal to Farnham Common outside Dair House School earlier today.
The objectives of the Scheme are:
- Increasing public awareness of speeding and other traffic offences
- Improving the safety and quality of life for local communities
- Reducing deaths, injuries and collisions
If you would like to get involved and join the group, please email the co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org