Kingsway Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the UK as it joins five other green spaces awarded recognition in Ashfield.
The Green Flag was raised by the Leader of Ashfield District Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny and fellow Councillors. They were joined by representatives of Ashfield Play Forum, along with members of the Council’s Environment team who maintain the park.
Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council, said: “I was proud to raise the park’s first ever Green Flag in 2008 and it’s fantastic that it has won the award every year since.
“We are working hard to deliver improvements to our parks and green spaces throughout the district because we know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors.”
The park is among 2038 UK parks and green spaces and 44 in seven other countries around the world that will receive the prestigious Green Flag Award– the mark of a quality park or green space.
This international award, established in 1996, is a sign to the public that the park showcases the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Cllr Dale Grounds, Councillor for Kingsway ward, said: “We are delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the twelfth year in a row.
“The Green Flag Award recognises the dedication and hard work of our Environment Team who work all year round to uphold and maintain the high standard of our parks.”