Five parks in Adur and Worthing have been awarded the coveted Green Flag status today by Keep Britain Tidy.
The international award scheme recognises parks or green spaces which are extremely well managed and have achieved the highest quality in environmental standards, beauty and visitor facilities. Considered amongst the best in the world, they are also recognised for their community engagement.
This year’s awards include the first ever Green Flag for Lancing Manor Park in Adur and for Marine Gardens in Worthing.
Adur & Worthing Council’s other 2018 Green Flag parks are: Beach House Park, Field Place and Highdown Gardens.
Cllr Emma Evans, Adur District Council’s Executive Member for Environment, said: “This is a wonderful achievement for the Council and particularly for the staff and volunteers who work so tirelessly to keep our parks looking beautiful and a safe and enjoyable place for local people.
“I’d also like to thank Andi Dunstan Contract Manager at Impulse Leisure and his team for helping to develop a great partnership approach to the Green Flag Award application.”
Cllr Edward Crouch, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Digital and Environmental Services, said: “Worthing’s parks continue to set the highest standards. I’m delighted that our hard working staff and volunteers are recognised for the care and attention they put into making our green open spaces safe and attractive places to be.”
Keep Britain Tidy is a leading environmental charity which campaigns to reduce litter, end waste and improve public spaces, and runs the award under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags.”