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Northern Slopes nominated for Best Park in UK

Knowle West’s own Northern Slopes has been nominated for UK’s Best Park 2017 in  a national competition.

Run by the Fields in Trust, the competition is due to be announced on 30 November with voting closing on 3 November.

Other parks in the South West which are on the shortlist include Redcatch Park which houses the new community garden, established by Knowle West gardener Steve Griffiths, Victoria Park and Ashton Court.

Members of the Northern Slopes Initiative (NSI) a voluntary group which maintains the nature reserve were over the moon that “someone thought they were good enough to be nominated” and Chair Bob Franks said it was “an achievement.”

It has been a successful year for the NSI which also won an Outstanding in the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) South West in Bloom awards in the It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme for the first time. See:

To view the nominations or vote visit