The people have spoken – and voted for their ten favourite parks

Vicky Park People's Choice, Green Flag 2019

Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets has won a 2019 People’s Choice Award

 

More than 45,000 votes cast as the nation picks the best of British

The Green Flag Award scheme  has announced the winners of the 2019 People’s Choice vote.

With more than 1,800 sites to choose from – all of which meet the standards demanded by the international Green Flag Award programme – the public have chosen their ten favourites.

Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets has once again -  and for the sixth year running -  been voted as one of the nation’s favourite parks.

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award manager, said: “We know that parks matter to people and that receiving a Green Flag Award brings a real sense of achievement and pride to staff, volunteers and the community”

“The number of people that took the time to vote for their favourite park is testament to how much these spaces are valued and we congratulate this year’s top ten.”

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “Victoria Park is an amazing place and great for recreation, sports, play and relaxation. Today’s, announcement shows that people in Tower Hamlets and beyond share this love of the jewel in the crown of Tower Hamlets. I’d like to thank everyone who voted for Victoria Park and I am delighted that it has once again been recognised in the Green Flag People’s Choice Awards”

The ten winners of the 2019 People’s Choice Award are (in alphabetical order):

Clifton Park

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Elsecar Park and Local Reservoir Nature Reserve

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Harlow Town Park

Harlow District Council

Hollycroft Park

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Strathaven Park

South Lanarkshire Council

University of Essex Wivenhoe Park

University of Essex

Valentines Park

Vision Redbridge

Victoria Park (Tower Hamlets)

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Victoria Park (Widnes)

Halton Metropolitan Borough Council

Warley Woods

Warley Woods Community Trust

 

Posted on Thursday 17th October 2019