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National recognition for parks in Gedling

Two parks in Gedling have been awarded national Green Flag awards from Keep Britain Tidy making them some of the best parks in the country.

Among the 131 winners in the East Midlands, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold retained the title for its ninth consecutive year and Burton Road Jubilee Park, Carlton won the award for its second consecutive year.

Keep Britain Tidy accredits parks and green spaces in Britain that operate to the highest possible standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent facilities.

The announcement of this year’s award winners comes in the same week that thousands of people up and down the country are getting ready for Love Parks Week (July 24 to August 2), an annual celebration of our country’s fantastic green spaces and the community groups that bring them to life.

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

Councillor Peter Barnes, Portfolio Holder for Environment said: “We are delighted and proud that Arnot Hill Park and Burton Road Jubilee Park have achieved Green Flag Awards, both not for the first time. Our staff work hard to maintain our parks, so I would like to take this opportunity to give them a huge thank you. The parks in Gedling Borough are very important to our community and gaining this national recognition proves we are doing a great job.”

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