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The people have spoken – and voted for their ten favourite parks

The people have spoken – and voted for their ten favourite parks

Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:00 by Parish Council

More than 45,000 votes cast as the nation picks the best of British – Hollycroft Park, Hinckley winner of 2019 People's Choice vote.

Today, Green Flag Award is announcing the winners of the 2019 People's Choice vote.

With more than 1,800 sites to choose from – all of which meet the standards demanded by the international Green Flag Award programme – the public have chosen their ten favourites. More »

Included in this year's list of winners for the first time are Hollycroft Park, managed by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and Valentines Park, managed by Vision Redbridge.

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award manager, said: "We know that parks matter to people and that receiving a Green Flag Award brings a real sense of achievement and pride to staff, volunteers and the community"

"The number of people that took the time to vote for their favourite park is testament to how much these spaces are valued and we congratulate this year's top ten."

Parks and Green Spaces Minister Viscount Younger said:"Britain's parks and green spaces are peaceful havens for people of all ages - places to meet neighbours, find relaxation, to exercise and learn about nature and the environment.

"It is fantastic to see so many people support and cheer their favourite parks every year for the Green Flag People's Choice Awards.

"These awards celebrate the dedication of all those in the community who work tirelessly to ensure the whole community can enjoy the best of what our parks have to offer. Thank you and congratulations to everyone behind this year's favourites."

The ten winners of the 2019 People's Choice Award are (in alphabetical order):

Clifton Park

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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Elsecar Park and Local Reservoir Nature Reserve

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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Harlow Town Park

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Harlow District Council

Hollycroft Park

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Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Strathaven Park

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South Lanarkshire Council

University of Essex Wivenhoe Park

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University of Essex

Valentines Park

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Vision Redbridge

Victoria Park (Tower Hamlets)

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Victoria Park (Widnes)

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Halton Metropolitan Borough Council

Warley Woods

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Warley Woods Community Trust

Leader of Hinckley & Bosworth Council Councillor Stuart Bray said: "Fantastic news, thank you to everyone who has voted for Hollycroft Park. To be recognised as one of the top ten favourite parks in the country rightly recognises the amazing contribution of our staff, the Friends of Hollycroft Park and all our volunteers and the visitors who make this park such a great place to visit at the heart of our community.

"This vote is the result of years of dedication from a large number of people - it does them all credit. For the past ten years the park has a received a Green Flag Award but now to have been selected to receive for the first time a People's Choice Award is a great accolade. It highlights how important Hollycroft Park is to the local community.

As a borough Hinckley and Bosworth has lots of excellent green spaces and with this award we hope further visitors will come and explore what our area can offer."

Councillor Jas Athwal, Leader of Redbridge Council, said: "It's fantastic news that Valentines Park has been voted in the top ten favourite parks in the country. We are so fortunate to have so many beautiful green spaces and play parks all around the borough and I'm really pleased that our commitment to and continued investment in providing the very best parks for our residents to enjoy has been recognised once again.

"This really is testament to all of the hard work of our parks team at Vision RCL, as well as volunteers and residents who contribute so much to make this park one we can all be proud of." » Less

Volunteer drivers needed for community scheme

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:59 by Parish Council

Dial A Ride is a charity based in Hinckley providing community transport for the elderly and/or disabled in the Hinckley & Bosworth area, including Burbage.

The charity is currently looking to recruit more volunteer drivers as it does not have enough drivers to cover all the journeys that are being requested.

The charity also runs a 16 seater minibus which provides regular shopping trips, lunch and day trips. More »

If you would like to find out more about the service or to volunteer as a driver please contact the service manager Lindsey Short, who is based at Hinckley & Bosworth Community Transport (Dial a Ride), Hinckley Health Centre, Hill Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1DS by calling 01455 250 462 or emailing l.short@unicombox.co.uk » Less

Road closures approved for community events

Road closures approved for community events

Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:42 by Parish Council

Burbage Parish Council has been given approval for road closures and diversions to enable three of the parish's most popular community events to be held safely.

Leicestershire County Council, the highways authority for this area, has granted Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders relating to a Remembrance Sunday parade and open air service on November 10 (from 10am until midday), a Christmas street market on Friday November 29 (from 4pm until 10.30pm) and for Carols Around the Tree on Friday December 20 (from 6pm to 9pm). More »

Maps showing the approved road closures, diversions and no waiting zones can be viewed below.

More information will be given closer to each event and residents living near the affected areas will be reminded of the closures by letter.

The Parish Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the temporary orders and thanks residents and visitors in advance for their co-operation in helping the events go ahead safely. » Less