Last Updated: 06 Sep 2019 2:28pm
The experts have spoken and in July Leybourne Lakes Country Park and Haysden Country Park were once again given a prestigious Green Flag Award.
The Award Scheme is now 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 your favourite park or green space to play, walk the dog, exercise or simply get away from the hustle and bustle, if you think it deserves to be in the top 10 People’s Choice then cast your vote.
All you have to do is go to www.greenflagaward.org find your park on the winners map and click the voting button. Once you’ve registered your vote, why not encourage others to get involved too through social media using the hashtag #PeoplesChoice.
Cllr Mark Rhodes, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Community Services, says: “We are very fortunate to have two outstanding country parks within our borough which continue to flourish under the care of all those who work so hard to maintain and improve them. They both have much to offer, from the serene beauty of the lakes in the park at Leybourne to Haysden Country Park which is a designated Local Nature Reserve offering a precious haven for wildlife as well as nature trails, play area, freshwater lakes and woodland. We know how local residents and visitors alike enjoy both parks and I really hope people will show their support by voting in the People’s Choice Awards this year.”
Voting opened on 1 September and closes 30 September, with the top 10 sites being announced on 15 October.
Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award Manager said, “This year we have had more Green Flag Award winning sites than ever before, 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.”