Voting for 2012 Green Flag People’s Choice Award now open
10 October 2012
Keep Britain Tidy is urging everyone to vote for their favourite city park or green space at The People’s Choice Award.
This year, a record-breaking 1,424 parks and green spaces received a Green Flag or Community award and the annual People’s Choice Award allows the public to decide which one of these winners should be named site of the year.
To register your vote, visit www.greenflagaward.org.uk, select your region on the interactive map, find your favourite park or green space and click the ‘vote for this site’ button.
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award scheme manager said: “Our judges have decided on the parks which have reached the high standards of a Green Flag Award but The People’s Choice Award gives the public the chance to decide which park or green space deserves the accolade of the nation’s favourite.”
Voting for the People’s Choice Award winner closes at midnight on Sunday 14th October.
The Green Flag Award was first launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country. It is the national standard for parks and recognises well managed, high quality sites with community involvement.
All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual poll, which last year saw thousands of people voting for their favourite green space.
The People’s Choice Award winner for 2011 was The Old Station, Tintern in Monmouthshire, with more than 2,000 votes. Representatives from the park received their award from Baroness Hanham, Minister for Department for Communities and Local Government, at an awards ceremony at City Hall, London.
More than 13,000 votes were received last year, proof of how important quality parks and green spaces are to us all. With almost 2,500 of the votes going to the winning site, The Old Station was the undisputed winner.