Nottingham is the UK City Council with the most Green Flags

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Three extra Nottingham parks have gained Green Flag Awards this year – bringing the total of parks reaching the nationally-recognised standard in the city to 56.

Thirty two parks in Nottingham have been recognised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy as amongst the very best in the UK, along with the city gaining 18 Community Awards including Hedley Villas in Sherwood Rise and STOP @ King Edwards Park plus three Green Heritage awards at the Arboretum, the Forest Recreation Ground and Wollaton Park and three University Green Flags.

The three additional parks which secured their Green Flag status this year are:
• Clifton Central ‘Flower’ Park
• Southglade Park
• Pirate Park, Sherwood

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

All the flags flying this year are a testament to the huge efforts of both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.

The announcement of this year’s Award winners comes in the same week that thousands of people up and down the country are enjoying Love Parks Week (14 – 22 July), an annual celebration of Britain’s fantastic green spaces and the community groups that bring them to life.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded total of 32 Green Flag Awards this year, from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights the value we put on our parks and green spaces, they are such an important part of people’s lives and well-being in Nottingham. It is fantastic that Nottingham City Council’s investment in parks has been recognised with these accolades.”

“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining our parks and open spaces to such a high standard.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”

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Notes to Editors

The Green Flag Awards Scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Department of Communities and Local Government, in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and the National Housing Federation.

Keep Britain Tidy is a leading environmental charity. We inspire people to be litter-free, to waste less and to live more. We are run programmes including Eco-Schools, the Green Flag Award for parks and green spaces and the Blue Flag/ Seaside Awards for beaches. To find out more about Keep Britain Tidy, our programmes and campaigns visit www.keepbritaintidy.org

Any green space that is accessible to the public is eligible to enter for a Green Flag Award. Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Green Flag status. A Green Flag Community Award recognises quality sites managed by voluntary and community groups. Green Heritage Site accreditation is judged on the treatment of the site’s historic features and the standard of conservation.

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Our Green Flag winners:
1. Arboretum
a. Arboretum – Green Heritage
2. Bulwell Bogs
3. Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground
4. Bulwell Northern Cemetery
5. Clifton Playing Fields
6. Clifton Central Park (New)
7. Colwick Country Park
8. Colwick Woods LNR
9. Coppice Park
10. Forest Recreation Ground
a. Forest Recreation Ground – Green Heritage
11. Harrison’s Plantation LNR
12. Heathfield Park
13. Highfields Park
14. High Wood Cemetery
15. King George V Park
16. Lenton Abbey Park
17. Lenton Recreation Ground
18. Martin’s Pond LNR
19. Pirate Park (New)
20. Radford Recreation Ground
21. Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground
22. Sandy Banks LNR
23. Sellers Wood LNR
24. Southglade Park
25. Southern (Wilford Hill) Cemetery
26. Strelley Recreation Ground
27. Valley Road Park
28. Vernon Park
29. Victoria Embankment
30. Victoria Park
31. Wollaton Park
a. Wollaton Park – Green Heritage
32. Woodthorpe Grange Park

Green Flag Community Award Winners:
1. Arkwright Meadows
2. Brewhouse Yard Gardens
3. Bulwell Forest Community Garden
4. Carrington Community Garden
5. Friends of Greens Mill Community Garden
6. Hedley Villas (New)
7. Holme Pit SSSI
8. Iremonger’s Pond
9. Lark Hill Village
10. Poplar Park
11. St Ann’s Community Orchard
12. St Leo’s Church
13. St. Martins Church
14. Stonebridge City Farm
15. STOP @ King Edwards Park
16. Summerwood Allotments
17. The SALTAR Garden
18. Wollaton Park Community Centre Garden

Press enquiries
For more information contact Jane Barton, Communications & Marketing Officer, jane.barton@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 0115 876 1222

 

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