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    The Landscape Group achieves Green Flag success across 31 sites

    More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,470 across the UK

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    The Green Flag Award Scheme has unveiled this year’s winners of the Award – the mark of a quality park or green space in the UK.

    In total, 1,476 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens have met the high standard needed to receive the Award.  This year, The Landscape Group has worked with clients and communities to be a part of 31 Green Flag sites.

    In Hastings, Cllr Dawn Poole, lead member for leisure and amenities said: “We are absolutely delighted once again to receive Green Flag recognition for three of our parks and gardens, a magnificent result with Alexandra Park also receiving a Green Heritage award.

    “I would like to thank our grounds maintenance contractors, The Landscape Group for all their hard work in making our parks and gardens look great and all the park managers, staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication which has helped to create these fantastic places for us all to enjoy.”

    For the first time, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London has gained a Green Flag Award.  With grounds maintenance of the Park’s green and blue estates delivered by The Landscape Group, the award is testament to the high standards of horticulture delivered by the team. Aske Gardens, constructed by The Landscape Group, also achieved its first Green Flag Award.

    The Green Flag Awards are judged by an army of more than 700 volunteer experts who visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

    International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: ‘It’s another record-breaking year for the scheme. This is something well worth celebrating and testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, supported by some amazing volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.

    ‘The parks sector is facing some tough challenges so it is heartening to see that they are committed to maintaining and improving standards.

    ‘We know how passionate people are about our parks and green spaces and the recent Heritage Lottery Fund report, State of UK Public Parks, highlighted the need for everyone to work together to ensure they are maintained for future generations.”

    2014 Green Flag Awards on TLG contract sites:

    Cannock Chase District Council

    • Elmore Park
    • Cannock Park
    • Ravenhill Park

    East Staffordshire Borough Council

    • Bramshall Road Park
    • Branston Water Park
    • Kingfisher Trail
    • Stapenhill Gardens

    Eastbourne Borough Council

    • Princes Park

    Fenland District Council

    • St Peters Church Gardens Wisbech
    • Wisbech Park

    Hastings Borough Council

    • Alexandra Park (Green Heritage Site)
    • Hastings Country Park
    • St Leonards Gardens

    London Borough of Hackney (We Made That)

    • Aske Gardens

    London Legacy Development Corporation

    • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

    Mid Sussex District Council

    • Beech Hurst Gardens

    Portsmouth City Council

    • Baffins Pond
    • Southsea Rock Gardens

    Rother District Council

    • Egerton Park

    The Royal Parks Agency

    • Regents Park

    South Staffordshire Council

    • Baggeridge Country Park
    • Wom Brook Walk

    Stroud District Council

    • Stratford Park

    Sefton Council

    • Botanic Gardens
    • Coronation Park
    • Derby Park
    • Hatton Hill Park
    • Hesketh Park
    • Lord Street Gardens
    • North Park

    Warwick District Council

    • Jephson Gardens and Mill Gardens (Green Heritage Site)

     

     

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