VENTNOR Park has been voted one of the south east’s most loved parks.

It was one of 364 parks nominated nationwide as part of the UK's Best Parks competition, run by Fields in Trust.

Ventnor Park was voted the seventh most popular in the region, out of 33 nominations, earning it 'much loved' status and securing its place in the top 20 per cent of parks and green spaces across the UK.

Fields in Trust is a charity that has been legally protecting parks and green spaces since 1925.

The UK’s Best Park competition recognises the role parks play in local communities, supporting mental and physical health and bringing people together.

Helen Griffiths, Fields in Trust chief executive, said: “Congratulations to all the much loved parks and green spaces in the region.

“It is encouraging to see so many people celebrate how much they love their local parks.

"Fields in Trust is committed to protecting these vital parts of the UK’s community infrastructure for future generations to enjoy.

“We know that green spaces are good, do good and need to be protected for good.”

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