The Green Flag has once again been awarded to Hucknall’s Titchfield Park for its high quality green space, taking the park to a decade of flying the flag.
The Green Flag award recognises the best parks and open spaces in the country.
Titchfield Park is one of six parks around Ashfield to be presented the prestigious Green Flag award. A team effort including Ashfield District Council and local community groups, ensured the park is maintained to the excellent standard.
The flag was raised during the Fun Factor event at the park, with hundreds of residents turning out to enjoy the sunshine. Hosted by Friends of Hucknall Children’s Centre and supported by Sure Start Ashfield Children’s Centres, there was a variety of stalls, activities, dance, crafts and more for the public to get involved in.
Significant investment into Titchfield Parks play equipment, car parks and restoration of the Grade 2 listed Zachariah Greens Monument have made this award possible. As well as the recent naturalisation works carried out to enhance the parks wildlife and reduce likelihood of flooding.
Vice-Chairman of Ashfield District Council, Councillor Anthony Brewer, who attended the event along with Councillor John Wilmott and Council Leader Jason Zadrozny, said, “It is a delight to see that the overall standard of the park has been recognised by this national award scheme for high quality green spaces. Congratulations to everyone who has been involved to make the park more attractive and welcoming to visitors of all ages and in working together bring about this well-deserved success.”
Councillor John Wilmott stated “This Award recognises and highlights that people in Ashfield are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality. The flag flying this year for the tenth time recognises the efforts of both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.’’