Retford and Worksop celebrates as parks win Green Flag Awards

Retford and Worksop celebrates as parks win Green Flag Awards

Two of Bassetlaw’s green spaces have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as being some of the very best in the UK.

Kings’ Park in Retford and The Canch in Worksop are amongst a record-breaking 2,000 UK parks and green spaces that have received the prestigious Green Flag Awards, the mark of a quality park or green space.

The international award, which is managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said:

“We are really delighted to receive the Green Flag Award for two of our parks once again. Kings' Park, has now successfully won the award for the 13th year in a row and The Canch has achieved the status for the seventh year running.

“This year more than ever has seen the value of having great quality green spaces on our doorstep, and the award is a tribute to all those who have continued to work hard and keep everything looking beautiful in our parks and those visitors who take care when they use them.”

Commenting on Bassetlaw’s success, 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, Bassetlaw has achieved the highest international standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, December 22, 2020