Foots Cray Meadows has been nominated for the Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park award and James Brokenshire is encouraging constituents to support the park in a UK-wide competition organised by green space charity, Fields in Trust.
A total of 364 public nominations for parks and green spaces across the UK have been made – and 45 of these are in London - each one a much-loved part of its local community. Fields in Trust are now running an online public vote to choose the winners at www.fieldsintrust.org/best-park/london until noon on Monday 19th August.
Fields in Trust is a UK-wide charity that legally protects parks and green spaces in perpetuity. The UK’s Best Park Award recognises the role that parks play in our communities, supporting mental and physical health and bringing people together.
Commenting on the nomination, James said:
“We have some beautiful places in Bexley and I am delighted that Foots Cray Meadows has been nominated for the Field’s in Trust UK’s Best Park award. Foots Cray Meadows is a favourite of mine and so many others, with the River Cray flowing through the Five Arches Bridge, the ancient woodland and the wildflower meadows providing valuable pockets for nature conservation, bird watching, dog walking, exercise and of course, picnics with the family.”
“I would therefore encourage people to vote for Foots Cray Meadows in the Fields in Trust public vote to recognise and celebrate the beautiful contribution the Meadows bring to Bexley.”