Local Parks Gain Green Flag Awards

  • Open spaces owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and Dunstable Town Council have today been recognised as some of the best community-run green spaces in the country in the UK’s National Green Flag Awards 2021. 

In Dunstable, parks operated by Dunstable Town Council have won Green Flag awards: Grove House GardensDunstable Cemetery, Priory Gardens (also a Green Heritage Site).

Central Bedfordshire Council has secured a full Green Flag Award for Houghton Hall Park and Rushmere Country Park.

Central Bedfordshire Council’s other four parks and green spaces that received the prestigious Green Flag Community Award this year are Linslade WoodTiddenfoot Waterside Park; and Flitton Moor. Meanwhile, Studham Common received its Green Flag award for the fourteenth year running.  

Councillor Tracey Stock, Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing and Communities at Central Bedfordshire Council, said, “It’s amazing news that six of our public spaces have been nationally recognised in the Green Flags Award scheme, especially when our parks and open spaces have been a lifeline to residents during the pandemic, providing a place to relax, meet friends, exercise or simply escape.”

“The green flags flying across Central Bedfordshire are a testament to the efforts of both the staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Awards.”

Staff at Rushmere Park take pride in their Green Flag award

Central Bedfordshire Council also hosts activities all year round throughout its various parks to get fit, stay healthy or keep active. For more information visit: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/leisure.

The Green Flag Awards recognise well managed high-quality green spaces. Any green space is eligible to win this award, providing visitors can enter free of charge www.greenflagaward.org
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