Heads Up 15 July 2022


Four of Warwickshire’s Country Parks in the running to scoop ‘UK’s Favourite Park’ title

People across the country have a chance to give national recognition to their favourite local park, as voting opened last week for this annual contest run by green space charity, Fields in Trust.

Almost one million people visited Warwickshire’s Country Parks over the past twelve months. Local parks have acted as a sanctuary for many in recent times and the UK's Favourite Parks award celebrates the contributions these spaces deliver for our neighbourhoods and communities and gives an opportunity to say ‘thank-you’ to our wonderful team of park rangers.

Four of Warwickshire’s fantastic Country Parks have been nominated for the award – Kingsbury Water Park, Ryton Pools, Burton Dassett Hills and Hartshill Hayes. Voting started on Thursday 7 July and there are just six weeks for you to help these parks scoop this prestigious accolade. You will find direct links to vote for one of the parks in the links below.

At the close of voting the parks with the most votes in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be named ‘National Favourites’ and the overall winner the UK’s Favourite Park 2022. Any park placing within the top 20% of nominations will receive recognition as a ‘Local Favourite’.

Fields in Trust is an independent charity that has been protecting parks and green spaces for almost 100 years. The popular UK’s Favourite Parks campaign has returned for the first time since 2019, and aims to shine a light on our green spaces and ensure that they continue to be celebrated in a post-pandemic world.

More information about the competition, and guidance on how to vote, can be found on the Fields in Trust website.

For more information about Warwickshire’s Country Parks, visit: www.countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk



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