Vote for your favourite Eastbourne park

New arrivals at Hampden Park, a family of swans, taken by Sue Brookhouse. SUS-170518-091620001
New arrivals at Hampden Park, a family of swans, taken by Sue Brookhouse. SUS-170518-091620001

People are being encouraged to vote for their favourite park in Eastbourne as part of a national competition.

The experts have had their say and in July, Hampden Park, Princes Park and Old Town Recreation Ground were each given a prestigious Green Flag Award.

"Lucky shot" by Derek Briggs, taken in Hampden Park will photographing moorhens

"Lucky shot" by Derek Briggs, taken in Hampden Park will photographing moorhens

Now, the Award Scheme is asking the nation to decide which parks and green spaces should receive the People’s Choice Award for being the UK’s favourites.

Whether you enjoy visiting a park or green space to play football, walk the dog, exercise or simply get away from the hustle and bustle, if you think your favourite 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.

Councillor Jonathan Dow, cabinet portfolio holder for place services at Eastbourne Borough Council, said, “I hope residents in Eastbourne get online and vote for one of our fantastic parks.

“To have three Green Flag Award winning parks in the town is great news for local people and I will certainly be voting.”

Voting opens September 1 and closes September 30, with the top 10 sites being announced on October 16.

Paul Todd, Green Flag award manager said, “This year 1883 parks and green spaces met the tough standards demanded by our Green Flag Award Judges but we want to know which parks the UK public love the most.

“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.”

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