Fort Royal Park in running for award

September 14 2018
Fort Royal Park in running for award

Fort Royal Park is in the running for a national award but needs the support of local people.

It can earn a nomination for the People’s Choice Award, run by Keep Britain Tidy.

Fort Royal, Cripplegate and Gheluvelt, which have all been granted Green Flag status this year, are Worcester’s contenders.

“Worcester would be a much less attractive place without its parks, which provide a tranquil haven throughout the year for people of all ages to relax and have fun in,” said Cllr Alan Feeney, Vice Chairman of Worcester City Council’s Environment Committee.

“Whether you go to play football, walk the dog, socialise or simply to get away from it all, you can show your support for those who work hard to maintain and improve Worcester’s parks by voting for your favourite in the People’s Choice Award.”

Fort Royal Park has impressive views across the city and historic significance as the site of the last battle in England’s Civil War.

Its castle-themed play area is popular with youngsters and its Friends group organises community events every year

To vote, go to the winners map at, search for Worcester, find your favourite park and click to vote.

You can encourage others to get involved by using the social media hashtag #PeoplesChoice.

Voting closes on Sunday, September 30, with the top 10 sites being announced on Tuesday, October 16.