Green Flag Award 2014/15
Green Flag Award announcement:
New Mills Community Orchard officially one of the best UK green spaces
With parks providing the perfect location for families during the school holidays, Community Orchard in New Mills has been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Pennant Award today (July 28, 2014).
Green Pennant Awards (part of the Green Flag Award scheme) recognise and reward the best community run parks in the country and New Mills Community Orchard stood out after impressing the judges with excellent facilities including well managed green space, signage and amenities as well as the dedication of the local people.
This year has seen the highest number of awards handed out – a record 1476 Green Flags and Green Pennants across the UK.
Only green spaces that are free to enter and open to the public are eligible to win an award through the scheme, which is run by environmental charities Keep Britain Tidy, BTCV and GreenSpace.
Paul Todd, Manager, Green Flag Award Scheme, said:
“It’s a remarkable achievement that so many parks have successfully reached Green Flag and Pennant Award status this year. The staff and community groups running the parks work very hard throughout the year to ensure their facilities are maintained to a high standard and enjoyed by the entire community.
“As the recession bites and people look closer to home to enjoy the outdoors, the provision of high-quality, free open spaces are of particular importance.”
Jacqui Gadd says, I am particularly pleased to be part of the group that has worked so hard at creating this space on what was a 17th century orchard.
If you wan’t to attend New Mills Orchard meetings they are held at New Mills Library Lecture room every Thursday at the start of the month. (click here for room location)
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