Victoria Park the best in the country

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Victoria Park the best in the country
16th October 2014

Victoria Park has been named the nation’s favourite park, again.

It was a poll in the Green Flag People’s Choice Award 2014.

Following four weeks of voting, the public had its say with Victoria Park gaining more than 13,000 votes to be crowned the best park in the country.

More than 35,000 votes were cast in the competition, which gives out Green Flag status to the best open spaces in the country.

Victoria Park came out on top against a staggering 1,482 sites and previously won the prestigious accolade in 2012 and was a runner-up in 2013.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, said: “I am delighted Victoria Park has reclaimed its title as the nation’s best loved open space. It is our flagship park and a fantastic asset which is enjoyed by thousands of visitors and residents alike.”

Cllr Shafiqul Haque, cabinet member for culture, added: “The council works hard to ensure all parks and open spaces are maintained to an excellent standard and the borough has six Green Flag parks to be proud of.”

Victoria Park was given a £12 million revamp in 2011. Known locally as the People's Park, it was created specifically to address the health needs of the east London community.

Not The One Show discussed their feelings toward the park. The panel were: editor of Jewish News, Richard Ferrer, broadcaster Gavin Inskip and comedian Jacob Edwards.



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