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A PARK has been short-listed to win a £30,000 makeover.

Bidbury Mead, in Bedhampton, is one of 36 playgrounds across the UK that could win the Flora campaign.

The firm is working with Groundwork to try to encourage families to get active.

The park with the most votes wins the cash.

Bidbury Mead has undergone a lot of work over the past couple of years but the Friends of Bidbury Mead, a voluntary group, wants to do more.

Ron Tate, the project manager, said: ‘There is a football and cricket club that regularly use the park.

‘There are no gates so it is used all the time, especially by dog walkers and children.

‘It is also used for the summer fete which is the biggest free event in the Havant calendar.’

Bedhampton councillor Jenny Wride said: ‘We want to encourage people to vote as it will really enhance all the facilities.’

Bedhampton Asda is supporting the cause by putting up a display board showing what the park could look like once renovated.

Plans include extending areas, fencing some parts and upgrading play equipment if they win the bid.

Register your vote at flora.com/playground. The competition closes midnight on Sunday September 30.