Do you love watching the swans and having a brew at Victoria Park? Enjoy the lake and wildlife at Runcorn Hill? Love walking the dogs at the autumnal Hale Park?

Well it’s time to vote to help your favourite Green Flag park to win a national contest, run by Keep Britain Tidy.

During lockdown you have needed your parks and now, YOUR PARKS NEED YOU!

Remember last year, Victoria Park in Widnes, run by Halton Borough Council, announced by Green Flag Award as one of the winners of the 2019 People’s Choice vote, beating hundreds of others to be in the top ten in the UK?

It was the only park in the North West of England to make the list. And it has been for two years in a row. Runcorn Hill only just missed out, giving us two in the top twenty! With Hale Park also getting a good showing.

Voting started again this week for this year’s contest to find the country’s most loved ‘Green Flag’ parks. And ours need your votes, you can vote until November 25 the top 10 winning sites announced on 3 December.


Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for the Physical Environment, Cllr Ron Hignett said: “It would be great if the residents and visitors to Halton’s open spaces could once again show their appreciation for these fantastic open spaces and show off Halton at its best on the nationwide stage.”

This year an army of experts awarded a record breaking 2,061 Green Flag Awards to the UK’s very best parks and green spaces.

Voting opens 30 October and closes 25 November, with the top 10 winning sites announced on 3 December.

Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award Manager said, “This year we have all seen the importance of our precious parks and green spaces. The People’s Choice Award is an opportunity to show how much your favourite park means to you. Make your voice heard and vote now.”

Last year saw tens of thousands of people voting for their favourite park, with winners coming from all across the UK, from London to Lanarkshire.

Remember. If you are taking any autumnal pictures in our parks, put them on social media using hashtags #LoveHaltonsParks or #FallIntoHalton and we will share them for you.