Seven green spaces across the borough are among the best in the country. Green Flags were again 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.
The award is a national scheme run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. It assesses parks and green spaces according to eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. Locations across the country are judged by more than 700 green space experts, who volunteer their time to assess which parks are worthy of the Green Flag.
Cllr Richard Billington, Lead Councillor for Rural Economy, Countryside, Parks and Leisure, says: “We are very proud to receive these awards again this year, which reflect the hard work of our parks team. They do a fantastic job all year round to keep our parks and green spaces looking great for everyone to enjoy. The best recognition is of course the appreciation of the public and we encourage local people to go to the parks and enjoy them, particularly during the summer holidays”.
For more information on our parks and green spaces visit www.guildford.gov.uk/parksplaygroundsandgreenspaces
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