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Hastings and St Leonards retain their Green Flags

Murray Davidson the councils environment and natural resources manager, Cllr Dawn Poole, The Landscape Group staff Jason Soam Sam Hart and Leigh Clegg, Sam Russell the councils amenities officer, Guy Loder ranger and David Henry The Landscape Group parks and horticultural manager

Murray Davidson the councils environment and natural resources manager, Cllr Dawn Poole, The Landscape Group staff Jason Soam Sam Hart and Leigh Clegg, Sam Russell the councils amenities officer, Guy Loder ranger and David Henry The Landscape Group parks and horticultural manager

Three parks in Hastings and St Leonards have retained their Green Flag status.

Hastings Country Park, Alexandra Park and St Leonards Gardens have all been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for the second year in a row.

The national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.

A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

The Green Flag Award scheme was set up in 1996 to recognise and reward green spaces in England and Wales. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve the same high environmental standards, creating a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.

Any free to enter public park or green space is eligible to apply for an award.

Councillor Dawn Poole, lead member for leisure and amenities at Hastings Borough Council, said: “We are absolutely delighted once again to receive Green Flag recognition for three of our parks and gardens, a magnificent result with Alexandra Park also receiving a Green Heritage award. I would like to thank our grounds maintenance contractors, The Landscape Group for all their hard work in making our parks and gardens look great and all the park managers, staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication which has helped to create these fantastic places for us all to enjoy.”

For more details about green spaces in Hastings and St Leonards visit www.hastings.gov.uk/parks.

 

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