Dunne backs Much Wenlock park for national award

Local MP Philip Dunne is supporting Much Wenlock’s Railway Walk to win recognition in a national award to find the UK’s best park.

Much Wenlock Railway Walk has been nominated in the Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park 2019 award. Fields in Trust is an independent charity with over 90 years’ experience protecting 2,809 parks and green spaces for future generation to enjoy, totalling over 12,000 hectares of land across the UK.

The UK’s Best Park award gives the public the opportunity to vote for your favourite local green space. Voting runs until noon on Monday 19th August, and votes can submitted online at www.fieldsintrust.org/best-park. The top park in each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be shortlisted with the overall winner and UK’s Best Park 2019 announced at the conclusion of our Summer of Parks in mid-September.

Mr Dunne said: “I am delighted Much Wenlock’s Railway Walk has been nominated for the UK’s Best Park Award 2019. With strong local support, the park has every chance to win – so I encourage local residents to go online and vote before 19th August.”

Shropshire Councillor for Much Wenlock, Cllr David Turner, said: “This is a well-used walk with historical significance, and I hope that local residents will support this nomination by voting for it.”