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Vote for your favourite Hackney park

Hackney needs your vote in the annual Green Flag People’s Choice Award

PEOPLE are being urged to vote for a Hackney park in this year’s Green Flag People’s Choice Award – which would officially make it the nation’s favourite if it wins. 

The borough is home to over 58 parks, gardens and green spaces totalling around 330 hectares. Nineteen Hackney parks and green spaces now have Green Flag status, the national benchmark for the best parks in Britain.

Paul Todd, Green Flag award manager, said: “We all have a favourite park, whether it’s our local green space, or a special park we’ll travel miles to visit. We are urging everyone to vote for their favourite park, so we can crown one of these 1,582 special parks as the People’s Choice 2015.”

All Green Flag award-winning sites are entered into the annual People’s Choice Award vote. Last year saw over 35,000 votes cast by the public, with Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets receiving the highest number.

The Green Flag parks in Hackney are: Albion Square, N1; Aske Gardens, E8; Butterfield Green, N16; Cassland Road Gardens, E9; Clapton Pond, E5; Clapton Square, E5; Clissold Park, N16; De Beauvoir Square, N1; Hackney Downs, E5; Hackney Marshes, E9; Haggerston Park, E2; Hoxton Square, N1; London Fields, E8; Millfields Park, E8; Shoreditch Park, N1; Springfield Park, E5; St John’s Churchyard Gardens, E5; Well Street Common, E9; and West Hackney Recreation Ground, N16.

Click here to vote by selecting Hackney on the map, finding your favourite park or green space and clicking the ‘vote for this site’ button. Voting closes on 30 September.