Vote to make Corby woodlands a national winner

Celebrating Thoroughsale and Hazelwood, Corby, winning the Green Flag Award
Celebrating Thoroughsale and Hazelwood, Corby, winning the Green Flag Award

Residents are being asked to cast their vote and help make Corby’s woodlands a national award winner.

Thoroughsale and Hazelwood received the Green Flag Award this year and is now in the running to be named site of the year.

The People’s Choice Award is an annual online vote that gives the public the power to decide which one of the 1,448 Green Flag sites should be named park or green space of the year.

Corby Council’s lead member for environment, Cllr Paul Beattie, said: “After the continued hard work that has been put into improving Thoroughsale and Hazelwood, it was fantastic be awarded the Green Flag Award again this year, but to be chosen as the favourite would be amazing.

“Corby’s community is known for coming together and showing their pride in the borough so I’m sure we can all come together and be in the running for the award this year.

“I would urge residents to support their local woodland in becoming green space of the year just by the simple click of a button.”

The Green Flag Award was first launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country. It is the national standard for parks and recognises well managed, high quality sites with community involvement.

All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual poll, which last year saw thousands of people voting for their favourite green space.

To vote visit,, select East Midlands region on the interactive map, find Thoroughsale and Hazelwood and click the ‘vote for this site’ button.

Voting closes on Tuesday, October 1.