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Parks keep Green Flag awards

Published: 14/03/2016
Hartsholme Park
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Two of Lincoln’s parks will retain the prestigious Green Flag status.

The Arboretum has received the award for the 11th year while Hartsholme Country Park is celebrating its eighth year as being recognised as one of the best parks and green spaces in England and Wales.

A Green Flag is a sign that a park or open space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. The scheme is run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Caroline Bird, Community Service Manager for the city council, which owns both parks, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive the Green Flag Awards as they recognise and highlight that people in Lincoln are benefiting from green spaces of the highest quality.

“Hartsholme Country Park and The Arboretum are two of our most popular parks. People in Lincoln are rightly passionate about their parks and green spaces and we are committed to maintaining and improving them so that they remain places that are enjoyable to use.

“There are many volunteers who have helped to ensure that the parks are a welcoming, clean and safe environment for residents and visitors to enjoy and we thank them for all the work they do.”

More parks and green spaces are flying the Green Flag throughout the country than ever before as 1,582 have been named in listed in today’s announcement by Keep Britain Tidy.

Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award scheme manager, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

“All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

Love Parks week runs from 24 July to 2 August and is now in its ninth year. It is a national celebration of parks and green spaces and aims to celebrate all they have to offer.

For more information about parks in the city please visit www.lincoln.gov.uk/parks

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