Diglis, in our home town of Worcester is in the running to win the very first Britains Best Walking Neighbourhood Award, which will be launched by the Ramblers on 26th February 2018. It is one of ten areas to make it to the final public vote in this new award that celebrates the places that put urban walkers first.
Voting on Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award is now live to members until 14 March.
Our members, Amanda & Mike Eley, nominated Diglis for the award. Amanda said "the area around Diglis was previously industrial and in disrepair. This has now been transformed into a lovely well kept space, which is perfect for walking. We rarely use public transport as walking is so easy. Our walking routes are used by people of all ages and abilities; they are buggy and scooter friendly, the new Diglis bridge has both step and ramp access. Even the wildlife has been taken into consideration - the lighting on part of the river path has been changed to ground lighting to protect a species of bat".
We want your help to promote the award and make as much noise as you can around the public launch on 26 February, so please don’t share this information with the general public until then.
The other nine nominations are: Dumfries, Hackney, Hastings, Kirkby Stephen, Newtown, Salford, Stocksbridge, Town Moor - Newcastle and Walthamstow.
View the attached Ramblers article, see video clips of all ten nominations and VOTE FOR DIGLIS