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THE borough has missed out on a grant from the London Mayor’s coffers to revamp a park.

Marsh Lane Fields in Leyton was one of 50 green spaces in London to be nominated to receive a grant from the Help a London Park.

However, it did not receive enough public votes to win one of ten £400,000 grants, or the grand prize of £2million.

An impressive 2,273 people voted for Marsh Lane Fields, but they were beaten in the north east London category by Mayesbrook Park in Barking and Dagenham (5132 votes) and Fairlop Waters Country Park in Redbridge (3799), both of which got £400,000.

Burgess Park in Southwark, south London received the £2million grand prize.

Under the revamp, the parks will get better footpaths, more lighting, refurbished public toilets and new play areas for children.

More than 110,000 people voted overall.

The winning parks: • Burgess Park in Southwark, south London • Lordship Recreation Ground in Haringey, north London • Dollis Valley Green Walk in Barnet, north London • Mayesbrook Park in Barking and Dagenham, east London • Fairlop Waters Country Park in Redbridge, east London • Brent River Park in Ealing, west London • Little Wormwood Scrubs in Kensington and Chelsea, west London • Parish Wood Park in Bexley, south-east London • Avery Hill Park in Greenwich, south-east London • Crane Riverside Park in Richmond and Hounslow, west London • Wandle Park in Croydon, south London.