Published Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Waverley Borough Council is asking residents to vote for their favourite Green Flag Award winning park to be crowned the People’s Choice winner.
With seven Waverley managed parks to choose from, there’s plenty of choice.
The experts had their say and in July Farnham Park, Broadwater Park, Frensham Great Pond and Common, the Phillips Memorial Park, the Lammas Lands, Blackheath Common and Mare Hill Common were 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.
Councillor Kevin Deanus, Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “I was absolutely thrilled when I found out we had seven Green Flag Awards but it would be fantastic to add the People’s Choice Award to our collection.
“Our parks really are quite special and are maintained to very high standards. They wouldn’t be the same without the work put in by our amazing volunteers, led by our rangers, and contractor Glendale.
“I’d love to see as many people as possible voting. Let’s try and get our beloved parks the recognition they deserve.”
Voting opens 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.”
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Notes to Editors
Keep Britain Tidy is a leading environmental charity that cares for the environment on your doorstep. We set the standard for the management of parks and beaches, work to eliminate littering, reduce waste and improve public space. We run programmes including Eco-Schools, the Green Flag Award for parks and green spaces and the Blue Flag/Seaside Awards for beaches. To find out more about Keep Britain Tidy, our programmes and campaigns visit www.keepbritaintidy.org
The Green Flag Award Scheme www.greenflagaward.org is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.