WORCESTER’S Gheluvelt Park has been named as one of the UK’s three top parks following a nationwide poll.
The search by Fields in Trust, recieved more than 8,000 public votes and out of 122 parks nominated, Gheluvelt Park, Telford Town Park in Shropshire and Duthie Park in Aberdeen were the top three fighting for the title of ‘UK’s Best Park’.
Communities across the country were encouraged to nominate and vote for their favourite local park, sports field or playground they believed would be worthy of the title.
Coun Andy Roberts, Worcester City Council Cabinet Member for a Clean, Green and Safe City, said: “Gheluvelt Park has always been a jewel in Worcester’s crown, boasting beautiful green areas, the fantastically popular Splashpad play area, an open air gym and a simply wonderful environment to relax and unwind in.
“Being named as one of the UK’s three best parks is a tremendous honour and a reflection of the fantastic work our staff, the Friends of Gheluvelt Park and the Duckworth Trust do to ensure it continues to be an attraction to over 800,000 visitors every year.”
Next year, Worcester City Council plans to invest £250,000 in further improvements to this much-loved park.
“I also want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for Gheluvelt Park in the Fields in Trust awards,” added Coun Roberts.
Telford Town Park was announced as the winner of ‘UK’s Best Park’ on December 2 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
Visit http://www.fieldsintrust.org/awards for more on the awards scheme.