Help one of our parks to win an international award

Published Friday, 13 November 2020

Five of Coventry’s most loved parks are up for an international award and they need the public’s help to win.

Longford Park, Caludon Castle Park, Allesley Park, Coombe Abbey Park and the War Memorial Park were awarded with Green Flags earlier this year after meeting the high standards set out by Keep Britain Tidy. As a result of this they are automatically entered into this year’s Green Flags People’s Choice Award.

The Green Flags People’s Choice Award asks the public to vote on their favourite green space that has won a Green Flag Award. The competition is fierce, with over 2,223 other parks and green spaces across the world also eligible for the award. So, it’s important that as many residents as possible vote for their favourite Coventry park out of these five.

The competition closes on Wednesday 25 November with the winners being announced in December.

Voting is quick and easy. Anyone can cast their vote by going to the Green Flag website. To vote for your favourite, simply find it on the Award winners’ map, open the park's profile page and click the vote button.

Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Parks said: “ We’re always tremendously proud of the fantastic parks and green spaces we have in Coventry but over the last year they’ve been even more important to us than ever before. During these stressful times they’ve offered us a safe place to visit, to exercise in and to meet friends and family in.

“I want to encourage everyone to vote in this competition and to show how much our parks mean to us. So, let’s win this award for one of our parks and let the world know that we have the best parks right here in Coventry.”

To find out more about the competition, please visit Green Flag website

Find out more about all of Coventry’s parks by visiting our parks and open spaces web page.

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