Vote for your Favourite Outdoor Space in Crawley

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A new initiative is giving communities the opportunity to vote for a local outdoor space to be permanently protected as a tribute to the Diamond Jubilee.

The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, operated by Fields in Trust, is a new campaign to protect 2012 outdoor recreational spaces in communities all across the country as a permanent living legacy of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year.

Crawley Borough Council has put forward six spaces in Crawley to become part of the scheme:

Broadfield Park, Broadfield

* Grattons Park (part of), Pound Hill

* Northgate Avenue (behind playing fields), Northgate

* Bewbush Water Gardens, Bewbush

* Waterlea Flood Meadow, Furnace Green

* Willoughby Fields, Langley Green

All of these spaces contain a mixture of open space, trees, rivers and ponds and are great places for wildlife and nature. The council hope they will become just as important to the local community as some of our better known parks like Tilgate and Goffs Park.

Councillor Duncan Crow, Deputy Leader of Crawley Borough Council said:

“The number and wide range of green open spaces in Crawley is a real asset for the town. We’d like to encourage residents to show support for their preservation by voting for their favourite online.”

To secure these important places for generations to come they need your votes, so go to www.qe2fields.com and enter your postcode or look up Crawley on the list. Voting starts on October 18 and lasts for four weeks. To find out more please visit www.crawley.gov.uk/jubilee

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