News MBC celebrates Green Flag Awards

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Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) is delighted to announce that four of its parks have been presented with a Green Flag Award today – Tuesday 26 July 2022.

The coveted Green Flag is the award that is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and MBC’s Clare Park, Cobtree Manor Park (managed by the Cobtree Trust), Mote Park and Whatman (Millennium River) Park have officially been recognised as some of the country’s best.

In a record-breaking year for the awards (with 2208 UK winners), members of the MBC Grounds Maintenance Team will be raising the prestigious Green Flag today.

MBC Lead Member for Communities and Public Engagement – Cllr Lottie Parfitt-Reid said:

It is fantastic news that four of Maidstone’s parks have been recognised and awarded the prestigious Green Flag.

Over the past two years we have seen how our 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 our parks have been recognised in this way is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that make these green spaces a great place that everyone can enjoy.

Commenting on the news that the four MBC parks have met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said:

I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these Maidstone parks worthy of an award.

All of the parks across the borough of Maidstone are a vital green space for the community. These awards recognise all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that they maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.

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 setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

To find out more about the parks in and around Maidstone please visit the MBC website: Maidstone Parks

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