Green Flag glory for Mansfield parks
Friends of three Mansfield parks are celebrating after their open spaces were named as being among the best in England.
Titchfield Park, Carr Bank Park and Peafield Park have all retained their Green Flag awards, given by Keep Britain Tidy, GreenSpace and the conservation charity BTCV, singling them out as good quality green spaces.
Much has been happening at each of the parks in the last year.
At Peafield Park of Litton Road, MansfieldWoodhouse, 10,000 mixed crocus and Dutch Master daffodil bulbs planted by children from PeafieldLanePrimary Schoolwith a little help from the friends' group and our parks staff.
A new wheelchair access path, fencing and gates have all been installed at the site after the Friends of Peafield Park secured funding from Notts County Council's Building Better Communities fund.
While at TitchfieldPark, off Nottingham Road, MansfieldDistrict Council's Parks staff worked with the GreenwoodCommunityForeston a youth consultation project to find out what young people enjoy about the park.
TitchfieldParkalso played host to thousands of revellers earlier this month at the annual Party in the Park event.
CarrBankPark, which has seen new play equipment installed in the last year, was subject to a 'mystery shopper' visit by judges.
Councillor Eddie Smith, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, commented: "I am delighted that three of our parks have, once again, been recognised as high-quality green spaces.
"They are a credit to our Parks staff and to the Friends groups who give up their time to care for their local open spaces. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all of their hard work over the last year."
Phil Barton chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy said: "I would like to congratulate this year's winners, who have worked hard throughout the year to keep their parks to a high standard and ensure they are pleasant and enjoyable spaces for the whole community."