Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Future Parks #LetsGetOutdoors Photo Competition Featured on https://cambsfutureparks.org.uk/ as part of the #LetsGetOutdoors campaign which is running throughout the spring and summer, local nature enthusiasts are being encouraged to send in photos of their nearby green spaces. And the best entries will feature on the new Cambs Open Space website, with the top three photos also earning rewards from the National Trust and Nene Park Trust. The Cambs Open Space website – https://www.cambsopenspace.co.uk/ – has been created as part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Future Parks Project. The website contains a map showcasing 200 local parks which each have their own designated page with a list of facilities and local volunteer groups. Similarly, there is also an ‘events’ page where people can see a list of all events happening at parks across both areas. The campaign hopes to reduce loneliness by urging people to ‘find their spark in the park’, with research showing that visiting local green and natural spaces can significantly boost wellbeing. The new photo competition will run from 19 May to 23 June, with the National Trust offering: A pair of tickets to Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey A boat trip for four people at Wicken Fen. Nene Park Trust is also offering: A private trip on board its very own electric boat, Wyndham. This is an opportunity to take an otters-eye view of Nene Park, its thriving wildlife and inspiring landscape, for up to 12 people. Other entries will also feature on the Cambs Open Space website and up to three runners up will be offered a poster copy of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough GreenGround Map – showing the network of parks and open spaces in the county. To qualify for the competition, the following criteria must be met: Photos must be of parks and open spaces in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Please avoid any pictures which involve faces of adults and children Please provide a name and location of the park/open space photographed. Photos should be sent to [email protected] with the winning entries judged by nature experts. Cllr Nigel Simons, cabinet member for waste, street scene and the environment at Peterborough City Council, said: “Peterborough is home to many wonderful and award-winning parks. This competition is an opportunity for residents to go and explore these superb spots and to enjoy the many benefits which come from being in nature. “I can’t wait to see the photos which are sent in!” The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Future Parks Project is a partnership between seven local authorities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the Local Nature Partnership. It is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the National Trust and the Ministry of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with the Cambs Open Space website managed by project partners Living Sport.