Six Bracknell Forest green spaces are among a record breaking 1,797 parks and open spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.
The following parks have all retained their Green Flag Awards this year, which is the mark of a quality park or green space:
- Lily Hill Park
- Pope’s Meadow
- Shepherd Meadows and Sandhurst Memorial Park
- Snaprails Park
- South Hill Park
- Westmorland Park
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the spaces boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.
Shepherd Meadows and Sandhurst Memorial Park is an example of a successful joint application between Bracknell Forest Council and Sandhurst Town Council and South Hill Park is managed in partnership with Bracknell Town Council and South Hill Park Art’s Centre.
Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection, said:
We are absolutely delighted to receive Green Flag Awards for our parks and open spaces from Keep Britain Tidy.
We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining them to such a high standard.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have worked hard to achieve this result and to invite residents and visitors to the borough alike to enjoy these fantastic parks and opens spaces.
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.