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Town parks retain quality status

AVDC Chairman Michael Rand raises the  Green Flag awarded to Bedgrove Park in Aylesbury

AVDC Chairman Michael Rand raises the Green Flag awarded to Bedgrove Park in Aylesbury

Vale Park and Bedgrove Park have retained their Green Flag status after impressing judges who assessed how well maintained, safe and sustainable they are.

Both parks are managed by Aylesbury Vale District Council and children and politicians gathered at Bedgrove Park yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) to celebrate the achievement.

The Green Flag awards scheme recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces in England and Wales.

Parks are judged on a range of criteria including how clean and well maintained they are, safety and security, sustainability and community involvement.

Vale Park is celebrating its seventh consecutive award while Bedgrove Park can this year fly the flag for the fifth time.

The parks are among 1,476 parks and green spaces that have received a Green Flag award this year.

Councillor Howard Mordue, cabinet member for leisure, said: “Our parks and open spaces are a vital part of the community, providing essential play and leisure facilities and I am very pleased the parks have retained the Green Flag status this year. I hope this will encourage even more residents to enjoy our parks over the summer.”

 

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