Jocks Lane Park and South Hill Park retain their Green Flags
21st July 2016 Posted in Council News
Two Bracknell Town Council parks have been rated as some of the very best in the UK by retaining their prestigious Green Flag Awards.
The Green Flag award scheme, run by Keep Britain Tidy, is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK. The award, now celebrating its 20th year, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. Jocks Lane Park and South Hill Park were among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces receiving the national award.
Councillor Clive Harrison, Chairman of the Bracknell Town Council’s Environmental Services Committee said: “We are absolutely delighted that Jocks Lane Park and South Hill Park have retained their Green Flags. Both parks have a huge impact on the local community and visitors from further afield, who find them great places to relax and enjoy the extensive recreational facilities.”
Cllr Harrison added: “I would like to thank all the staff and groups that have worked so hard to ensure these parks are of the highest quality. Taking part in the Green Flag award scheme helps us raise standards even further.”
Jocks Lane Park is managed by Bracknell Town Council. South Hill Park is managed in partnership by Bracknell Town Council and Bracknell Forest Council.
Six other parks in Bracknell Forest also won a Green Flag Award: Lily Hill Park, Pope’s Meadow, Snaprails Park, Shepherd Meadows and Sandhurst Memorial Park, Carnation Hall, and Locks Ride Recreation Ground.