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
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
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