Tilgate Park won its 12th consecutive Green Flag Award this year – and Crawley Borough Council wants your help to give the park even more recognition.
The annual People’s Choice Award – managed by Keep Britain Tidy – gives the public the power to decide which one of the 1,448 Green Flag sites should be named park of the year with an online vote.
Cllr Duncan Crow, Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “Tilgate Park is rightly known as Crawley’s ‘jewel in the crown’.
“It is a beautiful place that has something for everyone, from peaceful gardens for relaxation to treetop adventures for adrenaline junkies.
“If you love Tilgate Park and believe that it deserves national recognition please show your support, go online and vote for your favourite park.”
The vote will close at noon on October 1 and the winner of the 2013 People’s Choice will be announced on October 9 at a ceremony in London.
To vote for Tilgate Park, visit www.greenflagaward.org select south east on the interactive map, find Tilgate Park and select then click the ‘Vote for this site’ button.
Tilgate Park is set in 400 acres and its natural landscape boasts woodland, lakes, gardens and lawns.
There is also plenty for visitors to enjoy including excellent play facilities, Tilgate Nature Centre, Go Ape, an 18-hole golf course, Walled Garden café, lake activities with Dynamic Adventures and the Smith and Western restaurant.
Paul Todd, Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager, 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 was first launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country. It is the national standard for parks and recognises well managed, high quality sites with community involvement.
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.