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Five Green Flag Awards for Gedling Borough

Date Posted: 2:45 PM on Tue, 18 July 2023 A large group of people stood in a line holding 5 seperate Green Flag Award 2023 flags. The group are stoof in a park in front of a lake.

Five local parks including Gedling Country Park, Arnot Hill Park, Burton Road Jubilee Park, Bestwood Country Park and Breck Hill Park, joined a record number of parks and green spaces collecting a Green Flag Award - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

Arnot Hill Park retains the award for the 17th consecutive year, Gedling Country Park for the 8th year in a row, Burton Road Jubilee Park received the award for the 8th time and Bestwood Country Park received the award for the 4th year in a row since the maintenance of the park was taken over by Gedling Borough Council.  Breck Hill Park also received the award for the 2nd year in a row after successfully being awarded the accreditation for the first time last year.

The five parks in Gedling Borough join over 2,000 sites across the country in collecting the award for 2023.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke MBE said;

“We're thrilled to announce that five of our parks in Gedling Borough have once again received the prestigious Green Flag Award.

This achievement highlights the dedication of our parks staff and community groups in maintaining these exceptional open spaces for residents to enjoy.

Our parks and open spaces are vital for our communities, providing areas to socialise, exercise, and improve health and wellbeing.

I’d like to thank everyone involved in helping us to retain these awards and also to encourage our residents to explore these fantastic assets that we have right here on our doorstep.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said;

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in achieving the Green Flag Award at these five parks.

These are vital green spaces for the community in Gedling Borough, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”