Four parks across North Northamptonshire awarded coveted Green Flag AwardsParks and open spaces
18 July 2023
North Northamptonshire is celebrating after receiving Green Flag Awards for Coronation Park, East Carlton Countryside Park, Hazel and Thoroughsale Woods and Rockingham Road Pleasure Park.
The news that Coronation Park, East Carlton Countryside Park, Hazel and Thoroughsale Woods and Rockingham Road Pleasure Park have once again achieved the accreditation - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces - is testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team including staff and volunteers that care for the green spaces so that everyone can enjoy it.
It is great news that four of our fantastic parks have retained their Green Flags for 2023/24. These awards recognise the high quality of our parks, which are assets to North Northamptonshire - green spaces are so important for our wellbeing, as well as the environmental benefits, and receiving such accolades is truly the icing on the cake.Cllr Harriet Pentland, the council’s Executive Member for Climate and Environment
I am pleased that all four are continuing to be recognised at a such a high level and would like to thank the NNC parks team, as well as the dedicated volunteers, who work daily to keep the parks at such a high standard.
These awards are a testament to the hard work of our teams who work hard, often alongside community groups, to ensure all our open spaces are kept clean and tidy. With this in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight this work and congratulate the teams.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
I would like to congratulate everyone involved in achieving a Green Flag Award.Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE
Coronation Park, East Carlton Countryside Park, Hazel and Thoroughsale Woods and Rockingham Road Pleasure Park are vital green spaces for the community bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.
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.