The City of Wolverhampton Council is encouraging people to vote for their favourite park in Wolverhampton in a bid to win the People's Choice Award for the best park in the UK.

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The experts have had their say and in July, West Park, East Park and Bantock Park were each 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.

Visit Type=links;Linkid=10913;Title=Green Flag Awards;Target=_blank; 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.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: "We were absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for 3 of our parks earlier this year.

"It was an honour to be recognised by the Green Flag judges and to be recognised in the 'Top 10 People's Choice Awards' would be the icing on the cake.

"I encourage all our residents and visitors to have their say and cast their vote on their favourite beauty spots in our city.

"I'm really proud of all our parks and play areas in Wolverhampton and hope they get the recognition they deserve."

Voting closes 30 September, with the top 10 sites being announced on 16 October, 2018.  

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."

  • released: Wednesday 5 September, 2018