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Tunbridge Wells gets the green flag

Tunbridge Wells gets the green flag

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Tunbridge Well Borough Council has announced that Calverley Grounds has joined three other parks in the Tunbridge Wells area to be awarded with a Green Flag.

The Green Flag Award is a national quality benchmark for parks and green spaces. Parks entered for the award are checked annually by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy to ensure they are maintained to a high standard, with green spaces that are managed in an environmentally sensitive and sustainable way. The parks must be welcoming, healthy, safe and secure for all members of the community.

Dunorlan Park, Woodbury Park Cemetery and The Grove have all retained their Green Flags for another year.

Councillor Jane March, cabinet member with responsibility for the parks said: “Everyone is so pleased that Calverley Grounds now has its own Green Flag. This was the first year Calverley Grounds entered the awards and it achieved much higher scores than we had expected. None of the Green Flags would be possible without the hard work of the parks staff and the tremendous help and support of the Friends groups, we are all very grateful to them.”

Dunorlan Park and The Grove were first given the Green Flag Award in 2006 and Woodbury Park Cemetery received its flag in 2008.

This award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag Award  is a sign to visitors that the space meets the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities for all to use.

None of the Green Flags would be possible without the hard work of the parks staff and the tremendous help and support of the Friends groups, we are all very grateful to them.

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