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Green Flag Award for Victoria Park

Victoria Park has once again been awarded ‘Green Flag’ status for 2020/2021, recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

James Heasman, NTC Grounds Maintenance Officer, Cllr Martin Colston, Leader of the Council and Cllr Jon Gage, Chair of the Green Spaces Working Group.

The prestigious Green Flag Award is the recognised mark of a quality park or green space and demonstrates to the public that the Park boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Cllr Martin Colston, Leader of the Council said: “We are delighted that we have been able to retain the green Flag award for Victoria Park. This is the result of a great deal of hard work by Council staff, especially our Grounds Maintenance Officer, James Heasman, our Community Services Manager, David ingram and our landscaping contractors, Continental Ltd. During this difficult year, Victoria Park has been an outdoor haven throughout the seasons and residents coping with lockdown restrictions have been able to continue to enjoy the Park and all it has to offer."

Cllr Olivia Lewis, Chairperson of the Council’s Community Services Committee, said: “We are tremendously proud of Victoria Park and there have been a number of improvements to the Park over the last few years including LTA standard tennis courts with flood lighting, a Splash Park, new play equipment, the newly refurbished bowling green and the re-planting of the rose beds."

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