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Green Flags flying once again

Flags are flying in parks across Tunbridge Wells following the news on 26 July 2022 that six of our parks and green spaces have retained their Green Flag Award for another year.

The award-winning spaces are:

  • Dunorlan Park
  • Calverley Grounds
  • Grosvenor and Hilbert Park
  • Woodbury Park Cemetery
  • St John’s Recreation Ground
  • The Grove

The Green Flag Award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

Dunorlan Park and Grosvenor and Hilbert Park have also achieved the Green Heritage Site Accreditation, supported by Historic England, for the management of their historic features.

Cabinet member Councillor Wendy Fitzsimmons said: ‘How fantastic to have our parks recognised in this way once again. The Council team and contractors do a great job. These awards are also a credit to the Friends of our beautiful parks. Together these groups do amazing things and I hope they will take huge satisfaction in having their work appreciated.

‘Our parks are important, not only as the lungs of our town, but as places to find peace, walk our dogs and let our children run! They offer something for everyone as well as being beautiful green spaces.’

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.

Find more information about each of the Council’s parks and their Friends groups.

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