Watford Borough Council is encouraging the town’s residents and visitors to nominate Cassiobury and Oxhey Parks for this year’s People’s Choice Park award...
The award which is run by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign celebrates the best and most beautiful of the nation’s green spaces based on the views of park users.
Voting is really easy, all you need to do is:
- Go to www.greenflagaward.org/award-winners
- Select 'East of England' on the interactive map
- Find your favourite park or green space in Watford
- Click the 'vote for this site' button.
- Once you’ve registered your vote, why not encourage others to get involved too through social media using the hashtag #PeoplesChoice
Peter Taylor, Elected Mayor of Watford said: “Having 12 Green Flag Award-winning parks in our town is a great achievement. It is testament to the hard work of local volunteers, Veolia and the Council. Please vote for your favourite park so that it can get the recognition it deserves. Wouldn’t it be great to see Cassiobury Park or Oxhey Park voted the nation’s favourite park?”
Twelve of Watford’s parks and open spaces have already been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the country, which is the highest number in Hertfordshire. All of Watford’s parks are managed in partnership with Veolia, with help from an army of volunteers who give their time to ensure our green spaces are clean, green, safe and welcoming.
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 or want to help Cassiobury Park or Oxhey Park to be the overall winner of the People’s Choice Award then cast your vote.
Voting closes 25 November, with the top 10 winning sites announced on 3 December.
Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award Manager said, “This year we have all seen the importance of our precious parks and green spaces. The People’s Choice Award is an opportunity to show how much your favourite park means to you. Make your voice heard and vote now.”
In Watford, there is 12 award winning sites to choose from, with Cassiobury Park, Paddock Road Allotments, Oxhey Park, Recreation Ground, Waterfields Recreation Ground, St Marys Churchyard, Callowland Recreation Ground, Cheslyn House & Gardens, Orchard Park, Goodwood Recreation Ground, North Watford Cemetery and Woodside Playing Fields. For more information, visit www.watford.gov.uk/parks