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Selston Country Park recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Tuesday 23 July

 

Selston Country Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the world 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, Cllr Arnie Hankin, Cllr Andy Gascoyne, Cllr David Martin and the Chairman of ADC Cllr Anthony Brewer along with members of ADC’s Environment team who maintain the park.

This is the 8th year of retaining the Green Flag Award, having first received the award in 2012. 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 thrilled to receive a Green Flag Award for the 8th year. 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 Green Flag Award recognises the hard work and dedication of the Environment team who work all year round maintaining our parks and green spaces to such a high standard.”