‘Congratulations to Stanley Park in Blackpool, UK’s Best Park 2019! The UK’s Best Park is organised by @FieldsinTrust , who for over 90 years have legally protected parks and green spaces ensuring they will always be available for future generations to enjoy #LoveYourLocalPark’
Don’t just take our word for it that was tweeted by Kensington Palace.
We’re proud to have been voted UK Best Park 2019 to add to our UK Best Park 2017 award. Thanks to all the people who voted for us. Also the staff and volunteers plus the visitors who all make Stanley Park what it is and a big part of the community.
The award was announced live by Fields in Trust on Facebook at 7pm on Thursday 12th September. A group of 60 people including volunteers and council staff were at Bickerstaffe House to hear the announcement which was not known beforehand.
The announcement video is on YouTube and shown below, please subscribe to Fields in Trust:
The announcement was greeted by cheers at Bickerstaffe House as video’d by Robyn from the Parks Services Department at Blackpool Council. Use the link below that goes to Blackpool Council Twitter feed:
Thankyou to Fields in Trust and all who voted and helped the park.
Reaction at Bickerstaffe House:
Below is an explanation of the Royal link from the Fields in Trust Website http://www.fieldsintrust.org/
‘The Fields in Trust charity was founded by the Duke of York, later King George V, in 1925, who became the first President. This royal link continues today with Her Majesty The Queen as Patron since 1952. We are grateful for her long-standing involvement. Today we are fortunate to have the active support of our President HRH The Duke of Cambridge who took over this role from his grandfather in 2013 when HRH The Duke of Edinburgh retired after 66 years’ service.’