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A number of London parks have beaten off stiff competition to be named in the top 10 best parks in the country at this year’s prestigious People’s Choice Award.  Alexandra Park was voted second favourite amongst London parks and came fourth overall in the national vote which featured a staggering 1,424 parks and green spaces. The award is organised by Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Plus Partnership, which gives out Green Flag status to the best open spaces in the country.

“This great result shows that Alexandra Park’s wide range of landscapes and attractions appeal to a large and diverse number of people, not only from the local community but across London and beyond.  I am delighted that fans of the Park were prepared to make the effort to vote and this shows how highly they value Alexandra Park as a green space.  We are very grateful for this support, confirming our reputation as the “People’s Park”, which is fitting as we prepare to celebrate our 150th year in 2013.” Mark Evison, Park Manager

Green Flag Award scheme manager, Paul Todd, said: “With more than 7,000 votes for the People’s Choice Award, it is fantastic to see how much people value their green spaces, recognising the richness they bring to their lives.”

For more information about the People’s Choice Award and Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag scheme, please visit www.keepbritaintidy.org

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