Issue 20 January 2021

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Mid Sussex parks win four Green Flag Awards for the first time

Victoria Park Green FlagFour parks in Mid Sussex will proudly fly the prestigious Green Flag in 2021, a sign to the public that they boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.

Beech Hurst Gardens and Victoria Park in Haywards Heath, St Johns Park in Burgess Hill and East Court and Ashplats Wood in East Grinstead join more than 2,000 green spaces across the UK to receive the Green Flag mark of quality and will be raising their flags with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep. 

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.

High quality green spaces mean so much to local residents, even more so during these difficult times when we really value the time we’re able to spend outside. It’s wonderful that four of our parks meet the Green Flag standard of excellence and these awards celebrate the dedication that goes into maintaining them to such a high level.


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