Two of our parks in the borough have been recognised as being among the best green spaces in the UK.
Gedling Country Park and Arnot Hill Park are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive 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 12th year running and Gedling Country Park for the 3rd 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, with more Green Flags awarded this year than last year.”
“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags.”