All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual poll, which saw thousands of people voting for their favourite green space. The People’s Choice Award winner for 2011 was The Old Station Tintern, in Monmouthshire, with over 2,000 votes. Representatives from the park received their award from Baroness Hanham, Minister for Department for Communities and Local Government, at the awards ceremony at City Hall, London.
Over 13,000 votes were received this year, proof of how important quality parks and green spaces are to us all. With nearly 2,500 of the overall votes going to the winning site, The Old Station was the undisputed winner. As one voter put it:
“Tintern Old Station really is a fantastic little park. Wonderful tea room, great picnic sites and the mini railway is always fun to toot around on!”