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All eight Royal Parks up for prestigious ‘People’s Choice’ Award

Park visitors across the UK are being given the chance to decide which Green Flag parks and green spaces should receive a People’s Choice Award for being the UK’s favourites.

In July this year, the experts had their say and all eight of the Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, Green Park, The Regent’s Park, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Parks - succeeded in retaining their Green Flag status with some of the highest marks awarded in the scheme.

Now, it is up to the nation to choose which 10 parks and green spaces should receive a coveted People’s Choice award.

Simon Richards, Head of Parks Operations at The Royal Parks, said: “Whether you enjoy visiting our parks to soak up the historic natural environment, enjoy world-class events, exercise in beautiful surroundings or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of London, now’s your chance to celebrate your incredible park by voting for it to be recognised as one of the nation’s favourites.”

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Manager, added: “The People’s Choice award is a chance to show how much your favourite park means to you. If it’s worth shouting about, make your voice heard and vote now.”

Voters can visit www.greenflagaward.org to find all of the Royal Parks on the winner’s map and click the voting button. Once the vote has been registered, people are invited to encourage others to get involved through social media using the hashtag #PeoplesChoice.

Voting is open now and closes on 30 September, with the top 10 sites being announced on 16 October.

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