Vote for your favourite park in Watford and show how the UK loves parks with the annual People’s Choice award, run by Keep Britain Tidy.
Vote for your favourite park in Watford and show how the UK loves parks with the annual People’s Choice award, run by Keep Britain Tidy. After Cassiobury was voted the third most popular park in the UK last year, were encouraging users to vote and get the park to number one.
Twelve parks and open spaces in Watford 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.
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 or want to help Cassiobury to be the overall winner of the People’s Choice Award then cast your vote.
In Watford, there are 12 award winning sites to choose from, with Cassiobury Park, Paddock Road Allotments, Oxhey Park, Harwoods Recreation Ground, Waterfields Recreation Ground, St Marys Churchyard, Callowland Recreation Ground, Cheslyn House & Gardens, North Watford Playing Fields, Goodwood Recreation Ground, North Watford Cemetery and Woodside Playing Fields.
Peter Taylor, Elected Mayor of Watford said: “Having 12 Green Flag Award winning parks in our town is 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 voted the nation’s favourite park?”
Voting is really easy, all you need to do is:
- Go to greenflagaward.org
- 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.
The vote will close at noon on Tuesday 30 September. The winner of the People’s Choice award will be announced in 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.”
Paul Rabbitts Head of Parks, Open Spaces & Projects, whose Cassiobury Park was among the top 10 winners last year said: “Cassiobury Park is often referred to as the jewel in our crown here in Watford. We are immensely proud of it and we truly believe it is one of the finest parks in the country and are delighted it was voted as one of the top ten parks last year. We will certainly be hoping it is as popular again this year”