Fields in Trust is celebrating the nation’s parks and two of Wrexham’s parks have been nominated!
Bellevue Park and Haywards Field are among the 364 parks and green spaces in the running to be awarded UK’s Favourite Park 2022.
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.
Lead Member for Environment, Councillor Hugh Jones said, “It’s great news that two of our fantastic parks in Wrexham have been nominated for this award. Green spaces are important for everyone and are vital to our wellbeing. I would like to encourage everyone to support our parks and vote in this nationwide public vote organised by green space charity, Fields in Trust.”
Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths said: “We’re absolutely delighted to see that hundreds of parks and green spaces have been nominated up and down the country. It is heartening to hear the individual stories of significance for these spaces and this process has only emphasised the collective importance of having natural areas in our communities. 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. Our children and grandchildren deserve to have the same access to green space that we do, and benefit from the contribution local green spaces make to our health, our wellbeing, our environment, and ultimately our futures.”
UK’s Favourite Park 2022 – Vote now!
Voting is now open at the fields in trust website and will close at noon on Thursday 18th August 2022. The parks with the most votes in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be named National Favourites and the overall winner the UK’s Favourite Park 2022.