Worcester MP Robin Walker is encouraging support for Ghulevelt Park and Pitchcroft as the UK’s Favourite Park in a nationwide public vote organised by green space charity, Fields in Trust.
Local parks have acted as a sanctuary for so many over the past few years and now is our chance to celebrate the special spaces on our doorstep where we could get outdoors, move, relax, play, meet with loved ones and more.
Fields in Trust is a charity working across the UK to champion and support our parks and green spaces by protecting them for people to enjoy forever. Because once lost, they are lost forever. We currently protect nearly 3,000 parks and green spaces for good and champion the health, wellbeing, community, and environmental benefits they deliver for local communities.
Ghuleveldt Park and Pitchcroft are among the 364 parks and green spaces in the running to be awarded UK’s Favourite Park 2022. Voting is now open at www.fieldsintrust.org/favourite-parks and will close at noon on Thursday 18th August 2022. 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.
"I am pleased that Gheluvelt Park and Pitchcroft have been nominated for this great award. Our nation’s parks have been so important during the pandemic, and it is vital that we celebrate them to help ensure they are protected for future generations. We are very lucky to have some great ones in Worcester."
"I was at Gheluvelt Park just a few weeks ago and I regularly attend the special service there in October to commemorate the anniversary of the battle for which it was named."
"I encourage all my constituents to vote go and vote in this award, which promotes the important benefits that local green space delivers for local communities."
Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths said:
"Our children and grandchildren deserve to have the same access to green space that we do, this is a significant moment to change the way we think about the contribution local green spaces make to our health, our wellbeing, our environment, and ultimately our futures.”
Notes to Editors
- Fields in Trust is an independent UK wide charity with nearly 100 years’ experience of championing and supporting our parks and green spaces by protecting them for people to enjoy in perpetuity. Because once lost, they are lost forever. Fields in Trust works with landowners, community groups and policymakers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both the local and national level.
- The UK’s Favourite Parks Award is a two-phase award. Firstly, any publicly accessible local green space was eligible to be nominated. All eligible nominations have progressed to a public vote. At 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. www.fieldsintrust.org/favourite-parks
- The Green Space Index is Fields in Trust’s own unique barometer of green space provision and simply indicates green space provision based on benchmark guidelines set out in the Guidance for Outdoor Sport and Play publication.