Announcement from Fields in Trust - 21st August 2019
UK'S BEST PARK: Celebrating the East of England's Best UK'S BEST PARK: Celebrating the East of England's Best Parks
This summer's UK's Best Park award has seen all-time high numbers of nominations and a record votes tally, with 36,832 park users casting votes to help decide the winner of the UK's Best Park 2019.
In the East of England, you nominated 37 local parks and green spaces which are special to you. These nominations were then championed by park users, communities, Friends of groups, landowners and elected representatives as part of the public vote.
Following close of voting, we are delighted to be able to reveal the overall winner for the East of England region, as well as the parks which your votes mean have received "Much Loved" status. Each will receive a certificate recognising your support, whilst the regional winner is now on the shortlist for the title of England's Best Park, which will be revealed on Wednesday 28th August. Between now and then the winners and "Much Loved" spaces in the other English regions will be announced day-by-day. Make sure you're following @FieldsInTrust on social media to keep right up to date with the winners!
East of England region winnerLake Meadows
Radford Crescent, Billericay, Essex
Described by its nominator as: "Our amazing forty-acre park is visited daily by hundreds of people of all ages, who value the peace, green spaces, mature trees, lake, statues, and sports. Our Friends group cares for the gardens, runs events, installs exciting projects and promotes wildlife in the ancient woodland, flower meadow and conservation areas."
"Much Loved" spaces
Lake Meadows was one of thirteen spaces in the East of England which placed within the top 20% of all nominations nationally in voting for UK's Best Park 2019. Each of these spaces receives "Much Loved" status, recognising the support they have received this summer from those who use and love them.