Three local parks and green spaces are in the running to be named among the nation’s top ten favourites, if they can secure the public’s support in an online vote.
Gedling Country Park, Arnot Hill Park in Arnold and Woodthorpe Grange Park were all handed a prestigious Green Flag Award in July.
Now, the award scheme is urging the nation to have its say and decide which parks and green spaces should receive the People’s Choice Award for being the UK’s favourites.
If you think your one of your local favourites deserves to be in the top 10 People’s Choice then cast your vote.
All you have to do is go to www.greenflagaward.org find your park on the winners map and click the voting button.[irp]
Once you’ve registered your vote, why not encourage others to get involved too through social media using the hashtag #PeoplesChoice
Voting is now open and closes on September 30, with the top 10 sites being announced on October 16.
Councillor Peter Barnes, Portfolio Holder for Environment said he was proud that two of the three parks were managed by Gedling Borough Council.
He said: “We are proud to have not one, but two, Green Flag Award winning parks in our borough. Both parks are incredibly popular places that everyone can enjoy, a fact that the public can cement by voting for them as the People’s Choice 2018”
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award manager said: This year 1883 parks and green spaces met the tough standards demanded by our Green Flag Award Judges but we want to know which parks the UK public love the most.
“The People’s Choice award is a chance to show how much your favourite park means to you. If it’s worth shouting about, make your voice heard and vote now.”