Six Bracknell Forest Council parks have been awarded a Green Flag Award, which is a mark of a quality park or green space.
The following parks in the borough, the last of which is managed in conjunction with Sandhurst Town Council, have received the prestigious award from Keep Britain Tidy:
- Lily Hill Park
- South Hill Park
- Pope’s Meadow
- Snaprails Park
- Westmorland Park
- Shepherd Meadows & Sandhurst Memorial Park
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.
Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, resources and public protection, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to once again receive Green Flag Awards for our sites.
“A special mention must be made for Pope’s Meadow which has retained the award every year without fail since 2001 – a superb achievement.
“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.”
Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award scheme manager, 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.”
Winkfield Parish Council is also pleased to announce that 3 of its sites have received Green Flag Awards. These are:
- Carnation Hall
- Locks Ride Recreation Ground
- Allsmoor Field (first year)