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Your Park Needs Your Vote

15 September 2017

Four Neath Port Talbot parks are in the running in a public vote for the title of the UK’s favourite green space.

Following a successful year in which four local parks achieved Green Flag Awards, people now have the opportunity to vote for their favourite of these parks in the Green Flag People’s Choice Award.

The continued hard work of the council’s park team and volunteers groups means that Margam Country Park, Victoria Gardens, Gnoll Country Park and Talbot Memorial Park all achieved Green Flag status.  The parks received this in recognition for their cleanliness, safety, standard of maintenance, community involvement, sustainability, management, conservation and heritage.

You now have the chance to vote for your favourite Green Flag park in Neath Port Talbot as part of the Green Flag People’s Choice Award which closes at noon on Friday 30 September.
 
To vote, simply click one of the above four links or go to http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/award-winners/#wales and find your favourite park or green space on the map, click on ‘more details, then vote for this site.

With Margam Park winning the public vote in 2013 to become the UK’s favourite green space hopes are high that Neath Port Talbot could again come out on top.

Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Culture, Cllr Peter Rees said:  “This year has been another great year for Neath Port Talbot in terms of the recognition we’ve received for our parks: four Green Flag awards in total. We all have a favourite park in Neath Port Talbot, and any of these four would be worthy winners.”

The Green Flag Award is a UK-wide partnership, and is delivered in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy (a registered environmental charity working for the improvement of Wales’ local’ environments) with help from Welsh Government.