Today, parks and green spaces across the country will be raising their Green Flag Award with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep.
Among them will be John Coles Park which is raising a Green Flag Award for the second time.
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity 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.
John Coles Park is one of more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award for 2020.
Cllr Desna Allen, Chair of the Amenities, Culture and Leisure Committee at Chippenham Town Council said of this award “We are very pleased to win the Green Flag Award for the second year running. This is testament to the hard work and commitment shown by the staff team who look after the park for our local community to enjoy.”
Commenting on Chippenham Town Council’s success, Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “This year, more than ever, our parks and green spaces have been a lifeline and we know that millions of people have used them to relax, meet friends, exercise or simply escape for a short time.
“It is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work of parks staff and volunteers that, despite the challenges that went along with record numbers of visitors, Chippenham Town Council has achieved the highest international standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
Take a look at the Green Flag website HERE