Vote Plascrug Park! MP backs park bid for national award

Ben Lake, Member of Parliament for Ceredigion is encouraging support for Plascrug Park, Aberystwyth as the UK’s Favourite Park in a nationwide public vote organised by green space charity, Fields in Trust.

Ben Lake MP said: Plascrug Park is a fantastic park which I know is valued by all the local community and acted as a particularly crucial open space during the Covid lockdowns.

“The staff here do a fantastic job keeping the space so well maintained and the facilities are great and varied. It is fully deserving of this award and voting couldn’t be easier, so make sure you join me in clicking that button and voting for Plascrug Park!”

Our local parks have acted as a sanctuary for so many of us over the past few years and the UK's Favourite Parks award celebrates the contributions these spaces deliver for our neighbourhoods and communities. Yet not everyone has equal access. Research by Fields in Trust finds that around 2.8 million people across Great Britain live more than a ten-minute walk from their nearest park or green space. The situation could get worse with a risk that lack of legal protection could lead to more green spaces being sold-off or developed.

Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths said: “Our nation’s parks have been so important during the pandemic, and it is vital that we celebrate them to help ensure they are protected for future generations. Our children and grandchildren deserve to have the same access to green space that we do, this is a significant moment to change the way we think about the contribution local green spaces make to our health, our wellbeing, our environment, and ultimately our futures.” 

Plascrug Park is amongst 364 parks and green spaces in the running to be awarded UK’s Favourite Park 2022. Voting is now open at and will close at noon on Thursday 18th August 2022. The parks with the most votes in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be named National Favourites and the overall winner the UK's Favourite Park 2022.

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