Search is on to find BRITAIN’S BEST PARK 2008

They alleviate the effects of climate change, provide an opportunity for adventurous play and are a vital part of our lives – this is your opportunity to nominate your favourite local park.

Every town has a park to be proud of and to mark the 6th year of Briggs & Stratton’s Britain’s Best Park Competition, sponsor Briggs & Stratton is calling on residents to put forward the name of their perfect local park.

Nine regional finalists will be selected and a panel of respected judges will decide the overall winner. Prizes up for grabs include the coveted title of ‘Best Park in Britain’ and certificate to mark the achievement. In addition the winning park will receive a host of national and regional publicity.

Speaking about the competition, Briggs & Stratton’s business development manager Ian Small, said: “This competition aims to find the most attractive, well-maintained, accessible and community-friendly public spaces in the UK, and reward the hard work that goes into maintaining them.”

The ultimate winner will go on to compete for the title of Europe’s Best Park also sponsored by Briggs & Stratton, where they will be up against parks located in Germany, France, Sweden, Poland and Italy.

Last Year saw Pollok Park in Scotland crowned as Europe’s Best Park in a lavish ceremony celebrating the green open space and its facilities. Recipient of the award, Councillor Ruth Simpson said: “We are absolutely thrilled by this award. The Dear Green Place is celebrated for its parks and green spaces and this accolade simply confirms Pollok Country Park is a unique place of natural beauty.”

To nominate a park for the competition and for more details, visit www.britainsbestparks.co.uk and fill in the entry form. Alternatively contact 01332 372196 and one will be sent to your address or email for an electronic copy. The closing date for entries is Thursday, August 29 2008.

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest manufacturer of air-cooled 4-cycle petrol engines for outdoor power equipment, including lawnmowers, generators and pressure washers, as well as many industrial/commercial applications. Established in 1908 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, the company now designs, manufactures, markets and services these products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in over 100 countries all over the world. Briggs & Stratton has a long-standing commitment to protect the environment and through continuous R&D investments has reduced the emissions produced by its engines by almost 75 percent since 1990. For the fiscal year ended July 1, 2007, group net sales amounted to US$ 2,1 billion (approximately € 1,5 billion). www.briggsandstratton.com

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For further information, please contact Graham Paskett, Gemma Sharpe or Gemma Pittham at Paskett Public Relations Limited, 50/51 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DF. Tel: 00 44 (0)1332 372196, fax: 00 44 (0)1332 291035 or e-mail: grahampaskett@paskett.co.uk/ gemmasharpe@paskett.co.uk/ gemmapittham@paskett.co.uk

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