Green Flags for district's parks

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Two of Bassetlaw’s much loved parks have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world.

Kings’ Park in Retford and The Canch in Worksop are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

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.

Kings’ Park is celebrating a decade of world class standards after receiving its 10th successive Green Flag. While it is the fourth year running that The Canch has achieved Green Flag status. 

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive Green Flag Awards for two of the district’s parks and celebrate the fantastic facilities and green spaces that they both have.

“These awards celebrate the dedication that goes into maintaining all of our parks to such a high standard and it is testament to the hard work of our Parks and Open Spaces team, along with our Grounds Maintenance staff and our civic partners.”

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.”

Published: Friday 21 July 2017