Monday, 26 October 2015

Fields in Trust #ParkMoments

I was excited to get behind the Fields in Trust campaign and vote for my favourite green space.  I think its important to appreciate our green places, they offer the space for everyone to stretch their legs and burn off some energy (my boys have LOTS of energy!). 

Fields in Trust have opened a new award category this year allowing the public to get involved in nominating for the first time.  Just make sure you have added your choice for UK’s favourite park quite promptly as the opportunity to do so closes on the 4th of November.  It is very simple to do, just head here and include up to 50 words about why that park is special to YOU and a picture! 

Once your choice is viewable online you can then spread the word and try and get as many votes as possible for your local park.  Public voting will take place until the 25th of November, so you have ample time to drum up some support.

I have chosen to champion Chinbrook Meadows a park on the boys god mummy’s doorstep, the reason I want to advocate this area is its remarkable having such vast green spaces when you are so close to London.

There was a strong sense of community here, everyone was friendly and welcoming and the boys enjoyed the time spent playing in the play area and walking my friends dogs just as much as any of the sights in the capital.  

It’s a safe area to take your children as they can run around without danger from traffic.

The boys godparents are regular visitors to Chinbrook Meadows and after a visit ourselves I can completely understand why.

A team of volunteers work tirelessly to maintain Chinbrook Meadows, keeping it litter free and well kept.  They try really hard to bring lots of fun and affordable events to the park.  I hear the annual charity dog show is one of the highlights, last year they raised £1600 for South East Dog Rescue.  

I am sure we will be back as a family very soon to enjoy Chinbrook Meadows park life!

This post is written in collaboration with Fields in Trust

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