The Deepings shortlisted by the Ramblers as a top 'Walking Neighbourhood' in Britain
The Deepings has been named by the Ramblers as one of ten best ‘Walking Neighbourhoods’ in Britain.
The organisation says people from across the country have been submitting nominations and an expert panel has drawn up a shortlist.
Now, people have until June 30 to vote for a winner, who will be announced at an awards dinner in Parliament on Wednesday July 10.
The Deepings made the shortlist along with Aberystwyth in Wales, Bow and Three Mill in North London, Brighton, Brockley Cambridge, Chorlton and Whalley Range, Elgin, Falkirk and Milton Keynes.
The association said: “These neighbourhoods showcase some of the best of everyday walking; neighbourhoods where local authorities and community groups have improved local streets and routes for walking and with good access to green space.”
The Ramblers continued: “The Deepings was nominated in part because the Market Deeping Town and Deeping St. James Parish Councils have formally adopted the ‘Deepings Green Walk standard’ for all new developments in that, new footpaths are required to be ‘safe, accessible, attractive, and rationally linked to existing routes’.
“They also plan to create The Deepings Green Walk – a 15km circuit which aims to join up local facilities, housing and green spaces. It Is a key part of the Neighbourhood Plan and all development is expected to support this.
Deepings parish councillor Andrew Bowell told the Mercury he was excited the Deepings have been shortlisted for the Best Walking Neighbourhood Award 2019.
“We have lovely walks alongside the river. In five minutes you are in lovely countryside. We have lovely flowers, birds, everything.”
“Every vote for the Deepings will help to showcase our area, attract visitors and give a boost to the local ecoonomy.”
Coun Bowell says people can vote here.