News: Retford park considered one of the best in the world after bagging prestigious award

News: Retford park considered one of the best in the world after bagging prestigious award

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

A park in Retford has been recognised as one of the best green areas in the world.

Kings Park is among more than 2,000 parks and green spaces across the world that have been given the prestigious Green Flag Award.

The international award, now in its third decade, is a sign to the public that the park boasts the highest possible environmental and maintenance standards while providing excellent visitor facilities.

It is now the 12th consecutive year that Kings’ Park has been given the honour.

 

Keep Britain Tidy, who organise the award, praised its attractive seasonal flower displays, well maintained lawns, tennis courts, bowling green and pavilion.

The Canch in Worksop was also recognised as a quality park or green space through the scheme.

The Canch, Worksop has also bagged the prestigious award
(Image: Bassetlaw District Council)

Councillor Julie Leigh, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for both Kings’ Park and The Canch. This is now the 12 successive Green Flag for Kings’ Park, while The Canch has achieved the status for the sixth year running.

“Our parks have fantastic facilities for all ages including splashpools, multi-use games areas, playgrounds, open spaces and beautifully maintained gardens.

“Each year we get lots of compliments for our parks. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining both parks to such a high standard. 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: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 international winners.”

“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”



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