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Time Square goes green to celebrate parks awards

Pope's Meadow in late Spring

Time Square in Bracknell will be lighting up green tonight (Wednesday 14 October), as part of a national ‘Go Green for Parks’ celebration of parks and green spaces, which is being run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

As 6 Bracknell Forest parks receive the prestigious Green Flag Awards again, Time Square will join buildings and landmarks across the country, including the White Cliffs of Dover at Samphire Hoe, the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Salford’s Media City, in lighting up green to celebrate Green Flag Award success and thank the teams of parks staff, volunteers and the Green Flag Award Judges for all their work this year.

The Green Flag Awards recognise parks which boast excellent visitor facilities, have the highest environmental standards, and are beautifully maintained. Bracknell Forest parks awarded this year are:

Cllr John Harrison, Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection said:

“We’re delighted to be able to proudly fly our green flags again for another year, as a sign that these sites boast the highest possible quality standards.

“Bracknell Forest is fortunate to have many fantastic parks and green spaces to explore and enjoy, which has been especially important for our residents’ wellbeing this year.

“We’ll be lighting up our Time Square offices in Bracknell green tonight, to celebrate our amazing parks and green spaces and say a big thank you to the teams of staff who manage them.”

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, said:

“This year, more than ever, our parks and green spaces have been a lifeline and we know that millions of people have used them to relax, meet friends, exercise or simply escape for a short time.

“It is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work of parks staff and volunteers that, despite the challenges that went along with record numbers of visitors, Bracknell Forest Council has achieved the highest international standards for 6 of their parks demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

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