Seven parks in Calderdale are in the running for a national award for Britain’s parks and green spaces.
Shibden Park, Wellholme Park, Manor Heath Park, People’s Park, Ogden Water Country Park, Clay House Park and Bailiff Bridge Memorial Garden are all up for the Green Flag People’s Choice Award, which is voted for by people across the country.
To help your favourite Calderdale park to make the UK’s top 10, simply cast your vote – visit www.greenflagaward.org(external link), select your country/region on the interactive map to find your park and click the ‘vote for this park’ button.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, said:
“We know that our parks are really valued by people in Calderdale and the People’s Choice Award is a chance to show the rest of the country what Calderdale parks have to offer.
“It’s easy to vote, the only hard bit is picking your favourite! Once you’ve voted, why not encourage friends or family to do the same, to help our parks reach the top 10.”
Voting is open now and closes 30 September, with the top 10 winning sites being announced on 11 October.
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.”
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.
Andy Lee, Urban Green Spaces Manager from Rotherham Council, whose Clifton Park was among the 2016 top 10 said:
“Being a People’s Choice winner has given Rotherham something amazing to shout about, it gives staff and residents something to be proud of. The People’s Choice Award shows how much our visitors value parks and it helps to secure future investment.”