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City’s park hoping to be crowned top spot

The city’s park is up for nomination for the best park in the country and needs Chichester Post readers’ votes.


The park in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to have received the most public votes will be shortlisted following close of voting.


The UK’s Best Park is a two-phase award.


Firstly, charity, Fields in Trust invited the general public to nominate their favourite local park.


Any publicly accessible local green space was eligible for nomination. All people had to do was to tell the charity a bit about why it is so special to them as well as attach a photo.


All eligible nominated parks have now progressed to a public vote to find out the winner. Voting closes at noon on Monday, August 19.


At close of voting, the parks with the most votes will be shortlisted.


The public nominated 364 parks and green spaces across the UK and the overall winner of UK’s Best Park 2019 will be announced at the conclusion of the ‘Summer of Parks’ in mid-September and shortlisted parks will each be awarded a certificate recognising their success and the overall winner will also receive a flag identifying them as UK’s Best Park


Friends of Priory Park chairman, Philip Robinson, said: “Priory Park, as a memorial park, is possibly unique within the British Isles for the diversity of its heritage in such a confined space.


“Within its 12 acres is a range of British history; from Roman city to World War Two, from Norman Conquest to Civil War,  from Reformation to Victorian Pleasure Park.


“It contains three scheduled ancient monuments – an uninterrupted section  of the city wall, resting on Roman foundations and protecting the least-disturbed archaeology in Chichester, a Norman motte, built by order of Roger de Montgomery, and the chapel to a Franciscan Friary (Greyfriars)


“The park holds the pages of the story of England and is located at the heart of a beautiful city.”


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