In a record-breaking year five Chesterfield parks are raising the prestigious Green Flag Award
Chesterfield Borough Council is celebrating after receiving Green Flag Awards for Eastwood Park, Queen’s Park, Holmebrook Valley Country, Poolsbrook Country Park and the gardens of Chesterfield and District Crematorium. There were 2208 UK winners.
The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.
After two years that have seen 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 these five sites have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that make the green space a great space that everyone can enjoy.
Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “It is great news that we have retained our five Green Flag Awards and is a testament to the hard work our teams do to maintain these green spaces. We know how important green spaces are for our community as a place not only to socialise in but also as a space to improve both physical and mental health.”
Commenting on the news that these five sites 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 sites worthy of a Green Flag Award.
“These sites are a vital green space for the community in Chesterfield. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains 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 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 the Keep Britain Tidy website.