We all have a favourite park and now’s the time to vote for yours

Voting is open now until 30 September, with the top 10 sites being announced on 16 October.
Voting is open now until 30 September, with the top 10 sites being announced on 16 October.
Published Tuesday, 4th September 2018

The experts have had their say and in July Worcester Woods Country Park, Waseley Hills Country Park, Rubery and St. Wulstan's Nature Reserve, Malvern, were all given a prestigious Green Flag Award.

Now, the Award Scheme is asking 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.

Whether you enjoy visiting a park or green space to play football, walk the dog, exercise or simply get away from the hustle and bustle, if you think your favourite 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. Once you’ve registered your vote, why not encourage others to get involved too through social media using the hashtag #PeoplesChoice.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member Responsible for Communities, said: "This is a great chance to get one of our lovely parks recognised nationally. Being awarded a Green Flag means that we are doing our job and providing great parks and green spaces for people to visit. The People’s Choice Award is a chance for visitors to show how much they value and love these parks".

Voting is open now until 30 September, with the top 10 sites being announced on 16 October.

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.”

Paul Rabbitts Head of Parks, Open Spaces & Projects, whose Cassiobury Park was among the top 10 winners last year said: “Cassiobury Park is often referred to as the jewel in our crown here in Watford. We are immensely proud of it and we truly believe it is one of the finest parks in the country and are delighted it was voted as one of the top ten parks last year. We will certainly be hoping it is as popular again this year.”