LAST year, the parks around Northumberland were voted the best in the country.

And the county is going for a repeat success after being shortlisted in Keep Britain Tidy’s Love Parks awards for 2019.

The online campaign, run by Northumberland County Council, has attracted the support of the Duchess of Northumberland and BBC newsreader Carol Malia and aims to promote the importance of the area’s parks and green spaces.

Northumberland County Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services said: “Our teams do a fantastic job in promoting the great parks we have across Northumberland.

“This campaign gave us a golden opportunity to enhance the promotion of our parks and the activities and things that people can enjoy there to a wide audience across Northumberland and the wider region.  

“We also wanted to support pride in the parks for those who work there, for our volunteer groups and for those who visit and enjoy them. 

“It is a great credit to our parks staff and communications team that the campaign has been commended by the judges as worthy of shortlisting for a national award for the second year running.”

The winners will be announced at the annual national Keep Britain Tidy network conference in February.