The BCA is delighted that Sutherland Memorial Park has been awarded a Green Flag, as an outstanding green space. Congratulations to everyone involved - here's the official announcement by Guildford Borough Council.
Seven Guildford green spaces are among the best in the country. Green Flags have been awarded to Allen House Grounds, the Castle Grounds, Riverside Nature Reserve, Stoke Park and Sutherland Memorial Park. Guildford Crematorium and Stoke Cemetery were also recognised for their well-kept grounds by Keep Britain Tidy.
Cllr Matt Furniss, Lead Cllr for Environment says: "Once again our parks have been recognised as among the best in the country. We work very hard to keep up such a high standard so that local people and visitors can enjoy our beautiful parks all year-round."
The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space meets the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd adds: “We are delighted to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.
“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone to enjoy.
“Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities and that is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”
On a pleasant summer evening in July, members of the BCA were invited to enjoy a walk through the Nature Reserve. They were led by lengthsman Richard Cant who was able to show the extent of last year’s flooding and outline some of the developments the National Trust are undertaking.
Members walked along to the lake, over the new board walk and on to Stoke Lock. The return journey along the towpath through beautiful and tranquil countryside provided a sharp reminder of the devastating effect the proposed Clay Lane link road would have on this peaceful haven.
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