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Gedling borough parks recognised in prestigious Green Flag awards

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DELIGHTED: Councillors from Gedling Borough Council and park volunteers celebrate as Gedling Country Park is again announced as a Green Flag Award winner (Picture: GBC)

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Gedling borough parks recognised in prestigious Green Flag awards

Gedling Country Park, Arnot Hill Park and Burton Road Jubilee Park today received prestigious Green Flag Awards

Three parks in Gedling borough are among the best in the world after being awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award, it was announced today.

Gedling Country Park, Arnot Hill Park and Burton Road Jubilee Park are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that today received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

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.

Arnot Hill Park has retained the flag for the 11th year running, Burton Road Jubilee Park for the 4th year and Gedling Country Park for the 2nd year in a row.

CELEBRATION: Members of Gedling Borough Council and volunteers celebrate Arnot Hill Park winning a Green Flag Award for the second year in a row

Councillor Peter Barnes, Portfolio Holder for Environment said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for these fantastic parks.

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

Colwick Country Park, Colwick Woods and Woodthorpe Grange Park were also on the list of Green Flag Award winners announced today.

These are maintained by Nottingham City Council and Cllr Dave Trimble, who is portfolio holder for Leisure and Culture was delighted by today’s news.

He 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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