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Four North Northants Parks awarded Green Flag status

Parks, sports and leisure

19 October 2021

Green park with a large house in the background

Four North Northamptonshire Parks have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag status – an international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

•    Hazel and Thoroughsale Woods, Corby
•    East Carlton Countryside Park – for the first time
•    Coronation Park, Corby
•    Rockingham Road Pleasure Park, Kettering

After 18 months that have seen 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 parks 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.

Our parks join parks and green spaces as diverse as the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Woodhouse Park in Peterlee and Chiswick Old Cemetery in London. 

This is great news for us and the people of North Northants and goes to show the hard work of the teams involved with looking after our green spaces.

The green environment is so important to our wellbeing so receiving such an accolade is truly an honour.
Cllr Graham Lawman, the council’s executive member for Highways, Travel and Assets
The past 18 months has shown what a difference our parks can make and I think we’re all aware of their importance. I’m delighted that they have been recognised for their excellence.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

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.