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Vote for Marple Memorial Park

Marple Community invited to vote in UK’s Favourite Parks 2022

Marple Memorial Park is seeking support as the UK’s Favourite Park in a nationwide public vote organised by green space charity, Fields in Trust. Click images or links to vote!

Vote for Marple Memorial Park

Memorial Park is one of 364 parks and green spaces in the running to scoop the accolade of being a local favourite, national favourite or take the overall crown of UK’s Favourite Park 2022.

The park was nominated by local resident Kathy Davies who said ....

It’s a real haven in our community, with a playground for little ones and another for older ones. A skate park, boules area, bowling green, basketball and football pitch too, something for everyone. Kindly maintained by the Friends of Memorial Park. A really valued space.”

Mark Whittaker from Friends of the Park added ....

It would be brilliant to do well in the vote during the park's centenary year and we hope local people will will show their support for what we do by voting before 18 August using the link below:

Vote for Marple Memorial Park

If you scroll down the page a bit you should find Marple Memorial Park at the top of the list.

Vote for Marple Memorial Park

A sanctuary for local people during the pandemic

Our local parks have acted as a sanctuary for so many of us over the past few years and the UK's Favourite Parks award celebrates the contributions these spaces deliver for our neighbourhoods and communities. Yet not everyone has equal access. Research by Fields in Trust finds that around 2.8 million people across Great Britain live more than a ten-minute walk from their nearest park or green space. The situation could get worse with a risk that lack of legal protection could lead to more green spaces being sold-off or developed.

Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths said:

Our nation’s parks have been so important during the pandemic, and it is vital that we celebrate them to help ensure they are protected for future generations. Without urgent action, Britain’s public green space is set to decrease, putting more pressure on fewer green spaces to support the health and wellbeing of communities, now and in the future. Our children and grandchildren deserve to have the same access to green space that we do, so we need to act before it’s too late. As well as voting for the local park you love today check to see if it is legally protected. It is within the powers of our local leaders to protect our green spaces and after the pandemic this is a significant moment to change the way we think about the contribution local green spaces make to our health, our wellbeing, our environment, and ultimately our futures.”

Nominations for UK’s Favourite Park 2022 represent the many different ways people enjoy green spaces, each valued by its local community. Parks have been nominated by people who love to walk, run, cycle, relax, picnic, walk the dog and play with their children in the UK’s parks.

Public voting will determine local favourites as well as the national favourite park in each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. These four will be shortlisted with the overall UK’s Favourite Park announced over the August Bank Holiday.

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