Gedling Country Park has been awarded a ‘much loved’ park status in a national competition to find the UK’s best park.
This summer’s UK’s Best Park award, organised by the Fields in Trust, has seen all-time high numbers of nominations and a record votes tally, with 36,832 park users casting votes to help decide the UK’s Best Park 2019.
In the East Midlands, 17 local parks and green spaces were nominated for the award. These nominations were then championed by park users, communities, Friends of groups, landowners and elected representatives as part of the public vote.
Following close of voting, the top four parks with the most votes received the ‘much loved’ status that included Gedling Country Park. The park will receive a certificate to recognise the support of the people who voted for it.
Deputy leader of Gedling Borough Council, Cllr Michael Payne said he was delighted by the award.
He said: “I’m delighted Gedling Country Park has been granted ‘much loved’ status after it came in the top four parks in the entire East Midlands when the votes had been counted.
“This award by Fields in Trust is yet another recognition of Gedling Country Park as a stunning jewel in the crown of Nottinghamshire and the wider East Midlands.
“Thank you to all of you who took the time to vote for our beautiful park”