The Carrs voted pick of the poll
Monday 3rd December 2007
The Carrs Local Nature Reserve is the place which makes Mansfield residents feel most proud of the district according to the results of an online poll.
The Carrs in Warsop won with a massive majority of 56% of the vote. The area includes a local nature reserve with a river and a mill pond, as well as playing fields that host the Warsop Carnival each summer. It is home to various species of wildlife, including the endangered Water Vole, which has recently been spotted again at the site.
The town centre viaduct came second in the poll with 10% of the vote and Mansfield Museum was third with 7%.
Mansfield District Council took part in the 'Pride of Place poll' by inviting visitors to click and vote for one of ten locally-nominated top spots on its website. More than 300 people went online over the past two months to vote for their favourite place in this first national council-led poll.
Councillor Eddie Smith, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said:
"I am delighted to see one of our Local Nature Reserves voted as the place people in Mansfield are most proud of.
"The Carrs is a wonderful space that is used by all sorts of people – fishermen, families having picnics, dog walkers – so it's obviously a great facility that everyone is proud of."
George Kennedy, Chairman of the Friends of the Carrs, said:
"I'm really proud that the Carrs has won the Pride of Place poll. The Friends group does a lot to make sure the area is kept nice for everyone, and I think it deserves to win. Thank you to everyone who voted."
The Pride of Place poll is part of the Communities and Local Government's 'Connect to your Council' campaign which encourages citizens to make their council websites a first port of call for services and information. Residents can now use council websites to find out anything from bin collection rotas to how to apply for school places. Alternatively, for more details of the range of online services now available, you can visit the My Council website by clicking on the link to the right of this page.