Bollington Recreation Ground has been nominated in the Fields In Trust UK's Best Park 2019 awards, and local MP, David Rutley, is encouraging residents to back this much-valued community amenity in the ongoing public vote.
Residents have until noon on Monday 19th August 2019 to cast their votes to select their favourite public parks or open spaces in their communities, from over 50 entries nominated from across the North West region. The parks from each region with the most votes in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will then be shortlisted again, before the overall winner of the UK's Best Park 2019 is announced in mid-September. Votes can be submitted online at: www.fieldsintrust.org/best-park/nominations
Opened in 1901 as a result of a legacy from the Greg family, the 3.3 hectares Bollington Recreation Ground, currently maintained by Cheshire East Council, provides a wide range of recreational facilities within easy reach of the town. Woodland and mature trees surround the park, and the park also displays aspects of Bollington’s rich industrial heritage. As well as open spaces, there are more secluded sections including a walk alongside the river, and also sports facilities for use by the community. The park is extensively used in the summer months by Bollington Cricket Club, which was formed in the 1880s.
David said, "Bollington Recreation Ground is a highly-valued community asset and this is reflected in its nomination in the Fields In Trust's Best Park awards. I hope many local residents will get behind this nomination and back Bollington Recreation Ground for the finals in September. I will continue to work hard to protect important outdoor spaces across our local communities, which provide a wide range of benefits."