Daventry Country Park needs your vote

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People across the district are being urged to cast their vote for Daventry Country Park in a national online poll to find the best open space in the UK.

Daventry Country Park was one of a record 1,448 parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award this summer.

The annual People’s Choice Award, managed by Keep Britain Tidy, is now open and gives the public the power to decide which one of the Green Flag sites should be named park of the year with an online vote.

The vote will close at midday on October 1 and the winner of the 2013 People’s Choice will be announced on October 9 at a ceremony in London.

All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual People’s Choice Award vote, which last year saw thousands of votes recorded and resulted in the crowning of Victoria Park in London’s Tower Hamlets as the People’s Choice.

To vote, people need to visit green flag find the Daventry Country Park page using the interactive map and click the ‘vote for this site’ button.

Community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at DDC cllr Alan Hills said: “Daventry Country Park is the jewel in the crown of our district and I would urge anyone who has visited and enjoyed the park to spare a few moments to go online, cast their vote and help the park get the national recognition it deserves.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “Our judges have decided on this year’s winners of the coveted Green Flag Award but the public now have the opportunity to decide which park or green space deserves The People’s Choice Award.”

The Green Flag Award scheme is licensed to Keep Britain Tidy, from the Department for Communities and Local Government, and managed across the UK in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Tidy Northern Ireland, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and the National Housing Federation.