We all have a favourite park and now’s the time to vote for yours
Vote for your favourite park in Epsom and Ewell and show how the UK loves parks.
The experts have had their say and in July four green spaces in Epsom and Ewell - Epsom Common Local Nature Reserve, Ewell Court Park, Alexandra Recreation Ground and Rosebery Park were given a prestigious Green Flag Award.
Epsom Common Local Nature Reserve has won the Green Flag award for the twelfth consecutive year, Ewell Court Park and Alexandra Recreation Ground have won the award for the seventh year in a row and Rosebery Park won the award for the sixth time this year. The four green spaces that were put forward for judging for the award were selected as they are broadly representative of the different green spaces within the borough.
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 #yourepsomewell
Voting has opened 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.”
For more information on the Green Flag Awards visit www.greenflagward.org
For more information on Epsom and Ewell's parks and open spaces visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
Four green spaces in Epsom and Ewell that won this year's Green Flag award include:
- Epsom Common Local Nature Reserve - winner for the twelfth consecutive year is the largest local nature reserve in Surrey and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
- Ewell Court Park - winner for the seventh year in a row is the former gardens of the historical Ewell Court House.
- Alexandra Recreation Ground - winner for the seventh year in a row is a sports ground with facilities for cricket, soccer, bowls, tennis and basketball situated in Alexandra Road.
- Rosebery Park - winner for the sixth time this year is a formal town centre park.
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.
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