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Make Shipley park nation’s favourite

NILA 09-10-12 BE 2 Shipley country park visitors centre, green flag for a fith year running. Zac Furner apprentice, Andrew Laxton asst area manager, Michelle Marriott ranger and Cllr Sue Allsop Derbyshire C.Council.

NILA 09-10-12 BE 2 Shipley country park visitors centre, green flag for a fith year running. Zac Furner apprentice, Andrew Laxton asst area manager, Michelle Marriott ranger and Cllr Sue Allsop Derbyshire C.Council.

As Ilkeston’s Victoria Park celebrates the start of another year with the prestigious Green Flag flying, Shipley Country Park is in the running to be named the nation’s favourite park.

The 700-acre park has been entered into The People’s Choice Award to find out which green space the UK loves the best.

The park was awarded a Green Flag award for a fifth time this summer for its well-managed, high-quality green space and its level of community involvement.

Cllr Simon Spencer, deputy leader of Derbyshire County Council, said: “It’s a pleasure to see how much people enjoy visiting Shipley County Park.

And who wouldn’t? It’s a beautiful area and it’s free to use with plenty to do from walking, cycling or horse-riding to bird-watching, angling, picnicking, kite flying, jogging, exploring one of three play areas or keeping fit.”

Attractions at the park, include a popular visitor centre and cafe, three ponds and reservoirs and 20 miles of footpaths and bridleways.

Show your love for Shipley Park by visiting www.greenflagaward.org.uk and giving it your vote.

 

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