September 2, 2015
Marine Cove and Apex Park need your votes for ‘UK’s top park’ award

Burnham-On-Sea’s Marine Cove Gardens and Highbridge’s Apex Park are both in the running to win the title of ‘the nation’s favourite park’.

They are among 1,580 parks across the UK to have been nominated in The People’s Choice Awards, an annual competition that gives the public the chance to vote on the UK’s best Green Flag parks.

To vote for Marine Cove or Apex Park, click here and select South West on the interactive map, find either park and then hit the ‘vote for this site’ button.

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 vote opened on Monday 1st September and closes at noon on 30th September with the award-winners being announced in October.

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.

All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual People’s Choice Award vote, which last year saw thousands of votes recorded and resulted in the crowning of Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets as the People’s Choice.