Nottingham recognised as having some of the best parks in the UK

In a record-breaking year, Nottingham is again raising its prestigious Green Flag Awards. Today, Nottingham is celebrating its Green Flag Awards success, with a total of 71 flags – the most for any council outside of London.

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

After two years that have seen Nottingham’s parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that the City Council has achieved the Green Flag Awards is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team, both staff and volunteers, that make the city’s parks and green spaces a great space that everyone can enjoy.

Forty one parks in Nottingham have been recognised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy as among the very best in the UK.  The city has also gained twenty-two Community Awards including Hedley Villas in New Basford plus four University Green Flags and one Canals and Rivers Trust Green Flag.

The Arboretum, the Forest Recreation Ground, Highfields Park and Wollaton Park have also maintained their Green Heritage Site Accreditation, supported by Historic England, for the management of their historic features.

Councillor Audra Wynter, Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and Parks, said: “We are delighted to have yet again been recognised by these Green Flag Awards this year from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights the value we put on our parks and green spaces, they are such an important part of people’s lives and well-being in Nottingham.

“It’s fantastic that Nottingham City Council’s investment in parks has been recognised with these accolades and we will soon be announcing our Nottingham Green Space Strategy which means we can look forward to an even greener, healthier, happier Nottingham.”

“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining our parks and open spaces to such a high standard.”

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here

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