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Two Gedling leaders are asking people in the borough to back a bid to secure Gedling Country Park a top award – before time runs out.

Gedling MP Vernon Coaker and Gedling Borough Council Leader Councillor John Clarke are urging residents of Gedling to support the park in a UK-wide competition organised by green space charity, Fields in Trust by voting for the park before Monday’s deadline.

It’s a race to the top, Gedling Country Park is one of 17 parks in the East Midlands region that has been nominated.

The leaders are asking local people to vote for Gedling Country Park online:  

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Time is running out and you only have until noon on Monday, August 19 to vote.

Vernon Coaker MP said “Gedling Country Park is a much-loved part of Gedling and we are very proud of it. I think Gedling Country Park is not only an exceptional place with something for the whole community to enjoy, but it has maintained strong connections to the local mining heritage and history, which is very important to people across Gedling.

PICTURED: Gedling MP Vernon Coaker, left, and Cllr John Clarke, leader of Gedling Borough Council

“I was at the Park only last week with the Leader of Gedling Borough Council Councillor John Clarke, talking to local people about what a fantastic place it is and walking one of the many footpaths.  

“Gedling Country Park has something for everyone, providing a retreat for many, a chance to be outdoors. It creates a real appreciation for nature and wildlife. The paths, trails, playpark, cafe and viewpoints at Gedling Country Park have created a destination that everyone in Gedling can be truly proud of. I am once again urging everyone to please vote for the exceptional Gedling Country park, let us bring this award to Gedling’

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said: “We’re delighted that Gedling Country Park has been shortlisted for this award and we ask residents of Gedling to get behind us and vote for it to be recognised as one of the best in the country.

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“Visiting the Park again only last week with Vernon Coaker MP, it was great to see so many residents enjoying the various aspects of the park, it really is a beautiful part of Gedling. The park has some of the best facilities including a fantastic children’s play area, a modern café and ‘changing places’ facilities for the severally disabled. 

Mr Clarke added: “Voting is really quick and easy so please visit the Fields in Trust website and vote for Gedling Country Park. Time is running out, it would be great if as many of you as possible could please place your vote Gedling Country Park”

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