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Council’s parks and green spaces are award winning

It’s good news for Tunbridge Wells as we learn that the Council’s award-winning parks and green spaces have retained their Green Flag Award for another year.

Green Flags are held by:

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

The Green Flag accreditation - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces - is testament to the hard work and dedication of the volunteers, Friends groups, and the Council team that care for the green spaces so that everyone can enjoy them.

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

Cabinet member Councillor Wendy Fitzsimmons said: ‘We know our parks are wonderful places for people to spend time but it’s good to have it confirmed with these Green Flag Awards. The parks offer a place for all of us, whatever age we are, to relax, to play, to take a quiet moment, and to benefit our mental wellbeing.

‘We are all very grateful to the Friends of our beautiful parks and the volunteers who work with such enthusiasm together with the Parks team to ensure these awards are renewed year on year. They can rightly be proud of their achievements.’

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.

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