Brierley Forest Park in Huthwaite has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the world it joins six other green spaces awarded recognition in Ashfield.
The Green Flag was raised by the Leader of Ashfield District Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Deputy Leader of ADC, Cllr Tom Hollis and the Chairman of ADC Cllr Anthony Brewer. They were joined by representatives of the Brierley Forest Park Trust, The Brierley Pond Fishing Club, The Greenwood Community Forest and The Brierley Café, as well as pupils and teachers from Healdswood Infant and Nursery School.
This award is the park’s 16th consecutive Green Flag Award and marks the 25th year since the park first opened in 1994. Brierley Forest Park was one of the first Community Forest sites in the Greenwood Community Forest. Since then the Greenwood team have been educating and engaging young children about how to care for and enjoy the beautiful parks that we have in our district.
The park is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award– the mark of a quality park or green space.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, portfolio holder for Streets, Parks and Green Spaces said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the 16th year. We are working hard to deliver improvements to our parks and green spaces throughout the district. We have recently assisted with the installation of the new wooden play equipment which has vastly improved the play facilities. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Brierley Forest to such a high standard.”