Vote for your favourite park in Bassetlaw

The experts had their say in July when Kings’ Park and The Canch were given a prestigious Green Flag Award from Keep Britain Tidy.

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.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “To have two of our parks recognised for their high standards with Green Flag Awards is a fantastic achievement. But now it’s time for the Bassetlaw public to have their say and vote for the UK’s favourite park.

“We’d love for one or both of Bassetlaw’s parks to make it into the national top 10. Kings’ Park agonisingly made it to 11th place in 2014, so it would be a fantastic achievement if the Canch or Kings’ Park could go one better this year. Please visit the website and cast your vote!”

Voting opened on 1 September and closes 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”


Last Updated on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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