Hinckley’s multiple award-winning Hollycroft Park yet again named as one of country’s top 10 favourite parks

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 18 November 2023

HINCKLEY’S multiple award-winning Hollycroft Park has officially been ranked as one of the top 10 ‘most impressive’ green spaces in the country by park users.

L – R: Coun. Linda Mullaney, Executive Member for Street Scene Services, Coun. Lynda Hodgkins, Dawn Jeffrey, Friends of Hollycroft Park, Executive Member for Community Safety Coun. Michael Mullaney and Council Chief Executive Bill Cullen with members of the Green Spaces Team. (Image: HBBC)

The park has proved so popular so that more than 21,000 members of the public had taken to the 2023 People’s Choice Awards – organised by the Green Flag Awards – and cast their votes for it, meaning it is now proves a favourite with park-goers.

It was only back in Augustthat the park had picked up its 14th consecutive Green Flag Award. The ‘Green Flag Award’ scheme is a quality standard managed by Keep Britain Tidy, which recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces.

This is not the first time that the park has achieved this feat. In fact, it successfully achieved the very same status three years ago back in 2020.

“This is fantastic news, thank you to everyone who has voted for Hollycroft Park. To be recognised as one of the top ten favourite parks in the country rightly recognises the amazing contribution of our staff, the Friends of Hollycroft Park, all our volunteers, and the visitors who make this park such a great place to visit at the heart of our community”, said Coun. Stuart Bray, Council Leader for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council.

He concluded: “To be awarded a People’s Choice Award once again is a great accolade. It highlights how important Hollycroft Park is to the local community.”

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