Every year judges from the Keep Britain Tidy Group visit the Park as part of the Green Flag inspection process. This begins with a desk-top assessment to ensure that the necessary management plan, business plan and safety policies are in place. Then there is the visit itself with two judges looking round the whole site.

This time QECP received a combined score of 74% which is an A grade result. The judges report will shortly be appearing on the main web-site.

Once the accredited sites  have been announced there is a second and final phase to the process. This is called the Peoples Choice Award where visitors can vote for their favourite site. Of over 1,400 potential winners the top ten are announced each year.

Last year QECP came 7th overall which was a fantastic result and one that we hope will be repeated again for 2012.

The voting window runs from the 24th September through to midnight on the 14th October.

If you would like to record your vote there is a tab on the Park’s web-site next to the Green Flag logo at www.hants.gov.uk/qecp

The Tidy Britain Group also run the Blue Flag Award Scheme which recognises beach and marina quality in the UK and 40 other countries.

For more details go to http://www.keepbritaintidy.org.uk