Could your local park be the nation’s favourite?

19 Sep 2017

Northumberland residents are being asked to vote for their favourite Green Flag park - putting it in the running to be the nation’s favourite in the People’s Choice Awards.

In July we found out that nine Northumberland parks had gained Green Flag Awards this year - marking them out as some of the UK’s very best parks and green spaces.

Now members of the public can vote for the Northumberland Green Flag park that they think should be the whole nation’s favourite.  

Green Flag parks in Northumberland are:  Ridley Park in Blyth; Doctor Pit Park in Bedlington;  Alexandra Park in Cramlington, Hexham Parks; Carlisle Park in Morpeth; Castle Vale and Coronation Parks in Berwick; Plessey Woods Country Park near Bedlington; and Bolam Lake Country Park near Belsay.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services at Northumberland County Council said:  “We have some exceedingly beautiful and very special parks in Northumberland - all with their own unique set of attractions.

“In each you will find a range of opportunities to suit all ages and interests - from sports and play facilities - to areas where those who seek it can enjoy peace and tranquility.

“I urge everyone to get behind their favourite park in Northumberland - giving it a chance to become one of the nation’s favourites.”

To vote for your favourite Green Flag park go to  www.greenflagaward.org  Simply find your park on the map and click the vote button. Once you’ve voted, why not encourage others to get involved too.

Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award manager said: “Following the huge success of #LoveParks Week, the People’s Choice Award is another chance to show how much your favourite park means to you. Make your voice heard and vote now.”

Voting is open now and closes on 30 September, with the top 10 winning sites due to be announced on 11 October.

Last year saw tens of thousands of people voting for their favourite park, with winners coming from all across the UK, from London to Lanarkshire.