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QUEEN Elizabeth Country Park has been voted one of the finest in Britain.

The park has received a Green Flag Award for its well-maintained and well-managed appearance and excellent facilities.

It now has the chance to receive a further award from the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the People’s Choice Award, which is voted for by the public online.

Hampshire’s councillor for culture and recreation Keith Chapman said: ‘I am delighted and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate staff and volunteers at the park for all the hard work they put in to make it such a beautiful place to visit.’

It is among a record number of parks and green spaces receiving the Green Flag Award this year, ensuring that even more people have access to well-managed, high-quality green spaces.

Phil Barton, Green Flag Plus Partnership chairman, said: ‘I would like to congratulate this year’s winners, who have worked hard throughout the year to keep their parks and green spaces at a high standard and ensure they are pleasant and enjoyable spaces for the whole community.

‘The Green Flag Award Scheme, and its growth, is essential in driving up the standards of our parks and green spaces. Access to quality green space is something we all desire and the scheme plays a key role in providing it.’

To vote Queen Elizabeth park for the People’s Choice Award see greenflagaward.org.uk.