A Grantham park has retained its prestigious Green Flag status for an impressive eighth successive year.
South Kesteven District Council’s Wyndham Park is among a record 1,970 UK parks and green spaces, 125 of them in the East Midlands, to achieve a Green Flag Award in 2019.
The scheme recognises the best parks and open spaces in the country and is the recognised benchmark for quality.
SKDC’s Cabinet Member for Commercial and Operations, Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, said: “We are naturally delighted to once again receive a Green Flag Award for Wyndham Park.
Its quality is there for all to see. We know how much green spaces matter to residents and visitors and this award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication that goes into maintaining the park to such a high standard.”
A £1m project to restore Wyndham to its former glory as the town’s World War One memorial park was completed last year. As part of the improvements programme, made possible thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, buildings have been refurbished and a new Visitor Centre built.
“Parks and open spaces improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities, and make our neighbourhoods more attractive places to live and work,” said Cllr Dr Moseley. “We will continue our work to maintain all parks across the district to an equally high standard.”
The secretary of Wyndham Park Forum, Elizabeth Bowskill, said: “Our members play a key role in the success of the park. We are absolutely delighted to have retained Green Flag status for so many years.”
A Green Flag Award is a sign to the public that the space has the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners in 13 other countries.
Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”