CIRENCESTER’S Love Parks Week has proved popular with young and old alike and has seen residents flocking to the town’s green spaces.

The week of free events runs from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, August 3 and includes activities from live music to acting workshops, tag rugby to crafts and a new ‘Go Wild’ day in Querns Wood.

Cirencester’s mayor Joe Harris said; “Love Parks Week 2014 is a nationwide initiative aiming to get everybody outdoors enjoying the beautiful parks and green spaces in communities up and down the country.

“We are pleased that the Cirencester community will have the chance again to get out and enjoy fun free activities in our great local parks.”

On Thursday, July 31 Debbie Stirling, a mosaic artist from Cirencester, led a workshop for children to create their own mosaics, particularly focusing on hares.

The event was so popular that the 75 tiles that they brought were used in the first hour and volunteers had to visit the town centre to get more.

Debbie said: “A lot of young people have been on the hare trail and this is a chance for them to make their own.”

Sally Woodridge brought a group of children she was minding along to the event and was delighted.

She said: “We’ve done the big hares, we’ve done the small hares and now they’ve got their own to hares to take home.”

“It’s been a bit of a hare year really!”